Memorial football match for Avonbridge Olympic torch-bearer

Robert Marshall inspired people throughout his battle with cancer. Picture: Michael Gillen
Robert Marshall inspired people throughout his battle with cancer. Picture: Michael Gillen

Another football match is being held in memory of an Olympic torch-bearer who died of cancer to raise money for the charities close to his heart.

The memorial game is being held at Grangemouth Stadium on March 21 in honour of Robert Marshall, from Avonbridge, who died of the disease in January last year aged just 21.

It’s the second event his close friend Connor Devlin has organised in his memory after Robert inspired so many people by the way he fought the disease. His brave battle also saw him chosen as one of the Olympic torch bearers as it made its way through Falkirk in 2012.

Robert’s mum Carole said: “All the proceeds are going to Clic Sargent, Malcolm Sargent House in Prestwick.

“This charity is close to our hearts as they supported not only Robert but the whole and extended family to have week-long breaks. This made such a difference to all of us as throughout treatment or in recovery.

A disco is being held after the match (KO 1 p.m.) at 7.30 p.m. at the Craiglee Inn in Reddingmuirhead.