Charity game helps keep memory alive

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The Mandip Mudhar Memorial Foundation’s annual football festival saw its 14th year on Saturday July 27.

The tournament is at the cornerstone of the organisation whose members have supported charitable causes in the name of local youngster Mandip Mudhar, who died in a car accident.

Since its inception in 2001, the organisation has lent its backing to a set of causes and re-affirmed its support for initiatives that promote blood and organ donation among black and ethnic minorities.

Supported by Luton Council of Faiths and Grassroots programme, the game continues to bring communities together through sport. It raised money for Friends of Bright Eyes, a charity that supports children with special needs.

This year the Foundation has worked closely with Bedfordshire FA in promoting initiatives to get more people into refereeing. It also had Tesco’s Skills Coaches on the day coaching five to 11-year-old boys and girls.