Hemel Town and Chesham United team up for charity bash at Vauxhall Road


Calor League Southern Premier Division title rivals Hemel Hempstead Town and Chesham United will put their rivalry aside when they team up for a charity football match at Vauxhall Road in May.

Chesham’s Daniel Brathwaite is hosting the match in memory of his son Maxwell William Brathwaite on Saturday, May 10 to raise money for the UCLH Neo-natal Unit and The Butterfly Fund.

Former Tudor Daniel will pit his own XI – include famous pro and former pro players – against a combined Chesham United and Hemel Hempstead Town XI

Funds raised will go to the charities who looked after Daniel and his family following the premature birth of Maxwell, who passed away shortly afterwards.

The day will also include activities for all the family including a penalty shoot-out, cross bar challenge, cheerleaders, face painting, raffle, cake sales, food and music.

Watford players Steve Palmer, Micah Hyde, Elliott Godfrey and Allan Smart will join Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn, Omer Riza, Darren Currie and Ronnie Henry on the pitch.

“This football match is to celebrate the memory of our beautiful son and to say a massive thank you to the nurses, midwives, neonatal and bereavement teams at UCLH who cared for us so well and do such amazing work,” said Daniel and wife Ali.

Maxwell was born three months early and the team at UCLH cared for Daniel and Ali for the three days prior to his birth.

Ali gave birth to Maxwell on 16 May 2013 and, despite being a good size, complications around his early arrival meant that he survived for just nine hours.

Tickets for the day are available behind the bar at Hemel Hempstead Town FC. Adults £5, U16s free.

To find out more visit www.facebook.com/sat10thmay and if you are unable to make the day but would like to donate please visit www.justgiving.com/maxwell-brathwaite