The Local Hero event held at The Grove on Friday was an opportunity to celebrate the achievement of our unique keeper Kevin Schmid in becoming the England Over 60s goalkeeper in Walking Football.  This is an evening of fund raising in aid of local charities acknowledging many real life local heroes of day-to-day life scenarios, last year raising over £85,000.  Celebrities contributed with entertainment and carrying out auctions of several large items including the Golden Boot of Geoff Hurst.

Out of around 70 nominations for the role of Sporting Achiever of the Year, Kevin was really pleased to be acknowledged as Runner-Up.  Enclosed photographs highlight the fancy dress attire showing that we really “can” clean up nicely.



Kevin, not one for fancy food, preferred a sausage sandwich but did really enjoy two helpings of the bread pudding with ice cream ?

(report by Richard)