A MAN from Cam who lost his father-in-law to pancreatic cancer teamed up with Cam Bulldogs Football Club to raise funds to help fight the disease.

Jim Hill, a former driving instructor and refuse lorry driver from Dursley sadly died from the condition in August this year.

His son-in-law Ben Holloway organised a fund-raising football match and quiz for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (November) at Cam Bulldogs home ground, The Shed, last Saturday.

“Pancreatic cancer has claimed the lives of two other family members involved in the sports club and so the day was also in loving memory of David Lane and Kathy Ballard,” said Ben.

During the day Cam Bulldogs second team played a match against the Taverners.

The team wore a purple kit, as purple is the colour associated with pancreatic cancer, and all match fees were donated to Pancreatic Cancer UK.

The match was followed by the Cam Bulldogs Go Purple for Pancreatic Cancer charity quiz night at The Shed in the evening.

Cam Bulldogs players entered teams for the quiz and the match fees that each player paid were donated to Pancreatic Cancer UK rather than the club. There was also a raffle, with prizes including two tickets for Forest Green Rovers, afternoon tea for four at Eastwood Park, a ticket for four to Cattle Country, and lots more.

“The quiz went very very well,” said Ben, who is married to Jim Hill’s daughter Sarah.

“Twenty teams entered, and more people turned up too.

“There was a lovely atmosphere, with over 100 people attending in all.

“I’d like to thank everyone who came along, plus quiz master Matt Tipper, Janet and Simon Lane, who ran the bar, Cam Family Butchers for the food, and the Bulldogs for supporting the day.”

“This event was for Jim, David and Kathy, and I’m sure they would be proud of everyone’s efforts.”

To donate to Ben’s fundraiser visit: justgiving.com/fundraising/ben-holloway3

Ben and three friends are also running the Gloucester 10K this Sunday (November 24) to raise money for the charity.