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The Wings Of Football

18 December 2014

A new book detailing the life of Richard Butcher is available...

A new book detailing the life and times of former professional footballer Richard Butcher has been released and will help to raise funds to create a lasting memory of Richard within Northamptonshire. 

Entitled "Butch - The Wings Of Football" and penned by Gail Butcher, mother to Richard, the book takes you through all the twists and turns and ups and downs of a professional football career through the eyes of both player's and manager's. 

And not forgetting Richard himself, the book also talks about his life story, the funny side of him as well as the tough side. The book has been written with the hope it will help young footballers in the future.

Richard's Mum Gail told the Official Site: "Being a mother after losing my son I needed to do something in Richard’s memory. But most of all I wanted to make a difference for the community and to help others. 

"It has all been a learning curve for me to set up my website and I started my charity with an event at Northampton Saints Rugby Club. We raised ten thousand pounds on our first attempt. 

"I then asked the community and football managers what they would like to see me do with the money. And many of them said they could do with a community football pitch and club house." 

"This is something we have never had in my lifetime or my son's. So I thought it would be a great achievement for us and for the community."
 
The book is available to purchase in the club shop on Meadow Lane.

There is also a just giving website where donations can be given to help to support the fundraising events of the Memorial Trust: https://www.justgiving.com/rbmt/


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