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Dorchester And Weymouth To Compete In Charity Match

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12:30pm 27th October 2014
(Updated 12:36pm 27th October 2014)

Local rivalries will help kick off a fundraiser for a Dorchester boy who contracted a life-threatening illness.

George Pattison was diagnosed with Meningitis as a baby and has been left in a wheelchair as a result.

Ex-players and managers from Weymouth and Dorchester will be taking part in a football match to raise money for the charities who've supported him.

George's Mum, Naomi Hillier, explained who will benefit from the proceeds;   m"The money is going to be split 50/50 between the Kingfisher ward at DCH and Meningitis Now. The Kingfisher ward is like George's second home, and they give so much support to the family. Meningitis now is also really close to my heart, they've provided us with a lot of vital equipment and they're all about rebuilding lives and futures."

Naomi also told us that as George is a big football fan, it seemed like the perfect way to raise money, and George and his classmates will be mascots on the day.

The match is on 30th November at Dorchester Town Football Club, with an 11am kick-off.

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