Charity match raises more than £1,000 for Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team

A charity football match raised more than £1,000 for the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team yesterday.

The game was held at the Dave Clark Arena at Richmond School in memory of former deputy head Mr Clark, who died in 2020.

The match was very much old versus young with Kallum Holbrook’s Bomb Squad featuring former Richmond Town players coming towards the end of their playing days against Paul Ramsay’s Young Guns.

The young side had all either previously been taught by Mr Clark or worked alongside him.

A crowd of around 80 people saw a competitive game which finished 2-2 with the youngsters winning 5-4 on penalties.

More than £1,000 was raised through a combination of donations, spectator fees and sponsorship from Into Painting & Decorating.

Organiser Jason Newall said: “Mr Clark was a very popular man around Richmond and the new ground is named after him.

“We decided that as a club we wanted to do something in his memory and the family suggested that we raise money for Swaledale Mountain Rescue.

“The match featured many former pupils, work colleagues and also Dave’s son-in-law which was brilliant.

“Everyone had a great day and we have decided that this will now become an annual event in his memory.”