Ex-players, managers and staff from Aldershot FC all attended the evening, which was held to celebrate and remember the achievements of the club over the years, following the release of Graham’s book ‘To Make a Dream Survive’. Many of the club’s former players and management staff were invited onto the stage during the evening, where they shared their humorous and poignant memories of the club.
The evening, which was kindly sponsored by Eagle Radio, local accountancy firm Branston Adams and express courier company Scott 2 Go, included a two-course meal with a raffle and auction, and raised money for Phyllis Tuckwell, a local Hospice Care charity with whom Graham Brookland and Aldershot FC have a long-standing link. £5,205.60 was raised in total, which will help fund the supportive and end of life care which the charity provides to over 250 patients and relatives every day, at the Hospice in Farnham, the Beacon Centre in Guildford and in patients’ own homes.
“We would like to thank Graham Brookland and all of the sponsors involved, for organising and supporting such a great event,” said Georgi Robinson-Welch, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “The NHS/Government only covers 20% of our costs, which means we have to raise over £15,000 a day to be able to offer all our services, free of charge, to our patients and their families, and events such as this are hugely important to helping us achieve this.”
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Image caption: Graham Brookland and his son Oliver, along with Paul Marcus (Eagle Radio), Paul Adams (Branston Adams), Mike Scott (Scott 2 Go), Nikki Bull and Colin Fielder (ex-Aldershot players) present a cheque to Georgi Robinson-Welch, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell.
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