Soccer event supports Bell

STELLARTON — A fundraising soccer tournament for Jeremy Bell was played last Saturday at the William M. Sobey Indoor Soccer Complex in Stellarton.

It’s the second year in a row for the particular tournament, and it’s also the second year it was played in support of Bell.

Organizer Charles Hill explained that the tournament originally came together to support Bell, who is a friend of many of the players and has been battling brain cancer for a number of years.

Hill and fellow organizer Jeremy Walker said this year the idea was discussed to support another person or cause but when talk among the players yielded no worthy candidates they decided to raise funds for Bell this year as well.

“He needs a lot of help; he’s on disability and now he’s in palliative care,” Hill said of his friend.

Game play consisted of “almost” six teams of eight to nine people, and funds were raised through a $40 per player entry fee.

Corporate donations were also accepted, as were items for a silent auction, while Bounce Around Inflatables donated bouncy castles, East Coast Gas donated game time, Scotia Plumbing supplied game shirts and soccer complex staff donated their time to help run the event.


Jeremy Walker, left, and Charles Hill stand in front of a donation cheque from last year’s fundraising soccer tournament. The game was put together last year to raise support for their friend Jeremy Bell. This year’s tournament will also support Bell. (Cameron photo)

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