Charity football match in memory of St Albans fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 May 2018

Alex Demain.

Alex Demain.


A charity football match is being held in memory of a St Albans man who died from cancer two and a half years ago.

Alex Demain died at the age of 29 from cancer connected to Crohn’s Disease, and was a dedicated fundraiser for Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

His friends organised the match as Alex used to play for Sandridge Rovers, and in two years have raised nearly £20,000 for the charity in his memory.

There will also be a youth netball and youth football game on the day, as well as a hog roast, a barbecue, a bouncy castle and face-painting.

A raffle and auction will give attendees the chance to win signed Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham football shirts, family zoo tickets, hair and nail vouchers, restaurant vouchers and more.

The match will be held at Sandridge Rovers FC, Spencer Playing Fields, Sandridge on Sunday, May 6 from 11am to 5pm.

More news stories


Record numbers of Remembrance Day spectators gathered in Radlett to witness a spitfire flight display and take part in a special centenary service.


Crowds linked arms in tribute to orphans during a special centenary Remembrance Day service in London Colney.


A St Albans-based author held a launch party to celebrate the release of her debut paranormal crime thriller novel.


A historic landmark has unveiled a memorial specifically for St Albans train employees who died during World War One.


Recently we, as a family (minus two of the kids), visited The Lodge RSPB reserve in Sandy, Bedfordshire. I had never been before, which is perhaps amiss of me as a birdwatcher as it is the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds or RSPB and only 45 minutes drive from home.

Digital Edition

Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards