A school football team from Inverclyde Academy in Greenock is to play local stars Morton in a match in memory of one of their friends who died in an alleged stabbing incident.
Pals of Christopher Knox, 17, a pupil at the school, have organised the match to be held at the Academy on Wednesday, October 12, kickoff at 2pm, with money raised at the game going to Victim Support Scotland, the national charity dedicated to helping victims and witnesses of crime.
Inverclyde Academy Head Catherine Sorensen said: “This has been very-much a pupil led idea with two friends of Chris’s — Grant Cameron and Ross Newman doing the organising.
“The boys saw at first-hand just how much Victim Support Scotland has done for Chris’s family and wanted to do something to raise money for the charity. They are both great Greenock Morton fans and approached the club for help and they have agreed to hold a memorial match of a Morton Select team against our Under-18s.”
For further information: contact Daniel Longwill, Business Delivery Manager (Argyll & Clyde) Victim Support Scotland, 07585 405848, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Media outlets are invited to attend the match which will be held at Inverclyde Academy, Cumberland Road, Greenock PA16 0FB, tel 01475 715100
Daniel Longwill will be present to help with inquiries from 1.30pm
Note to Editors:
Victim Support Scotland is the lead voluntary organisation in Scotland helping people affected by crime. It provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime.
The service is free, confidential and is provided by volunteers through a network of community-based victim and youth justice services and court based witness services.
The charity helps around 170,000 people year affected by crime.