Anniversary of annual event

A fundraising football tournament set up to remember a Luton lad who was tragically killed in a car crash in 2001 is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.

Action from a previous  Mandip Mudhar Football Tournament
Action from a previous Mandip Mudhar Football Tournament

The Mandip Mudhar Memorial Foundation was founded by Bobby Mudhar in memory of his brother Mandip.

The annual event has not only brought the community together but has also raised more than £7,000 for local charities.

Bobby – a director of Bedfordshire Football Association – said: “We want to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation and diabetes in the BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) communities.”

Mandip’s parents made the difficult decision to donate their son’s organs when he was taken to London’s Royal Free Hospital with severe head injuries.

He was only 20 and a first year student at Kingston University.

This year’s event will take place at Venue 360 on Saturday (August 1).

Bobby said: “It’s great to see so many of our supporters return year after year to back our cause.”

> If you’d like to help call Bobby on 07979 798528.