Supporters of LeeStock – a music festival in memory of a 21-year-old man from Sudbury – have warmed up for the main event with a football match.
The game between LeeStock United and Melford Razors has become a tradition and sees many friends of Lee, who died from cancer in 2006, taking to the pitch.
The winners of the match, held at Cornard United’s Blackhouse Lane ground on Saturday, were the razors, who thrashed their opponents 7-1. But the real winner from the day was The Willow Foundation, a charity which helps young people with cancer, and will be receiving around £300 from the event.
“It was a really great day and a good turn out,” said Pete Keogh, one of the organisers of LeeStock.
“It was a chance for everyone to reunite and get together before the festival.”
In the run-up to the festival, which takes place this weekend at Melford Hall, a Battle of the Bands night was held at Ormiston Sudbury Academy on Friday and a music day staged at McDonald’s in Sudbury, with singer Abbie Broom, from Great Cornard, among the performers.
“The music was well received and was really good exposure for the festival,” said Mr Keogh.