Ex-Hibee McManus to play in charity match at Ainslie Park

Tam McManus played more than 100 times for Hibs
Tam McManus played more than 100 times for Hibs
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Ex-Hibs favourite Tam McManus will take part in a charity football match in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Ainslie Park on Sunday.

McManus, who played more than 100 times for the Easter Road club, will line up in one team at Spartans’ ground while Cowdenbeath midfielder Dean Brett will be part of the opposing side.

The fundraiser is in memory of organiser Daniel Purdie’s grandmother Marsha, who, after being diagnosed with cancer, passed away last July.

This is the second year the event has taken place with last year’s match raising £1200 for Macmillan.

“After last year’s match in support of Macmillan Cancer Support and folk who treat cancer, this is a bit of a memorial, and we’re aiming to raise at least £1500, with a target of £2000,” said Daniel.

“My gran loved her football so it’s an appropriate tribute.”

The two teams will be managed by Purdie and Paul Montur, with McManus and Brett playing for either.

Donations are welcomed from spectators with the match kicking off at 3.00pm.