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Trio of Stags' legends to appear at fan-led event

11 July 2018

Mansfield Town legends Richie Barker, Paul Cox and Adam Murray are all set to appear at the fan-organised event 'Legends LIVE' later this month, to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

The event is FREE entry for Stags' fans, and will take place in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar at One Call Stadium on Friday 27 July at 8pm.

Supporters of all ages are welcome to come along to the family-friendly event, where the trio of Stags legends will chat to fan podcast Mansfield Matters' host Craig Priest, recalling the glory, drama and heartache from their spells with Mansfield Town.

Although the event is free entry, donations are encouraged and funds will be raised for the chosen charity by way of a raffle prize and a general knowledge quiz.

Event host Craig Priest said: “Alzheimer’s is a truly awful thing to live with. As football fans we’ve had so many memories created through following the Stags, I couldn’t imagine waking up one day and having no recollection of all of the adventures – but that’s Dementia, it can happen to anyone at any time. 

“Kevin Bird was a hero for generations of Stags fans and is living with Dementia, potentially caused by heading the old style football which, when you strip it back means, when he was creating so many memories for us fans, was putting his future health at risk without knowing it. 

“The whole idea of this evening is to create some more great memories for supporters and Richie [Barker], Paul [Cox] and Adam [Murray] will have lots of stories to share – I thank them for their involvement and really encourage everyone to come along, pack the bar out and get involved for a great cause.

“The club have been fantastic in helping us to host this event, we’ve had one of the best summers I can remember as a country, it would be really nice to round it off with this event as David Flitcroft looks to deliver some more memories to today’s generation."

There are 14,000 people across Nottinghamshire with Dementia, including about 1,300 in Mansfield alone, Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes.

Mansfield Matters' 'Legends LIVE' takes place on Friday 27 July at the Sandy Pate Sports Bar at One Call Stadium (8pm).

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