Josh Rix fundraiser

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A FUNDRAISING football match and fun day in honour of Sudbury Rugby Club player Josh Rix, who died earlier this year, is to be held at Hadleigh United FC.

Rix, who also played for Hadleigh Cricket Club, collapsed and died at the age of 23, just days after his mother Julie had died following a stroke while visiting her daughter in Australia in January.

The match – between a Rix family XI and a team made up of Josh Rix’s friends – will kick off at 1pm on Saturday, March 24.

There will also be an auction, a disco and a raffle of prizes, including a signed Barcelona shirt, tickets to Ipswich Town matches and £500 of golf equipment, to raise funds for Rix’s family.