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Assington: Special mum to be remembered at charity game

17:12 23 June 2014

Paul Olorenshaw, Lee Bacon and Alf Chapman who have organised charity football match at Assington.

Paul Olorenshaw, Lee Bacon and Alf Chapman who have organised charity football match at Assington.

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Football enthusiasts will be donning their kit this weekend in memory of a very special lady.

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Carol Olorenshaw, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2012 at the age of 62, was well known in her home village of Assington – especially among the footballing fraternity.

For more than a decade come rain or shine, she provided refreshments at Assington Football Club’s matches and then took the players’ muddy kit home to wash.

On Sunday, more than 40 players will descend on Assington village hall and sports ground, where there is a plaque dedicated to Mrs Olorenshaw, to take part in a charity football match in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The event is being organised by her son, Paul Olorenshaw, 37, both to raise vital funds for the charity and as a tribute to his mum. At 2pm, Assington Football Club will kick off against Alf’s Allsorts following a special rendition of Mrs Olorenshaw’s favourite song, Angels by Robbie Williams.

Her son said: “Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer through a routine mammogram and was initially given the all clear after surgery. But unfortunately they discovered it had spread and she died just six weeks later.

“She was the caretaker at the village hall for 18 years and she got involved with lots of things so most people knew her.

“As well as washing the kits and providing the pre-match coffee for the football team, she was also a carer for my brother Gavin and my dad Ron. She was an amazing lady and was always on the go.”

All of the local footballers were keen to take part in the match in Mrs Olorenshaw’s memory. Her son, who suffers from the painful condition fibromyalgia, added: “Although she always said she wasn’t that keen on football, mum knew a lot more about the game than she let on.”

Mr Olorenshaw’s dad, Ron, played for Assington in the 60s and 70s. He will be there on Sunday cheering from the sidelines. In addition to the match, there will be refreshments and a raffle.

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