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Notts legends to raise money for Lullaby Trust

Johnson, Draper, Hughes and more to dust off boots

2 August 2017

Former Notts County footballers will take to the pitch to support a family who lost their baby to sudden infant death syndrome.

Tommy Johnson, Michael Johnson, Mark Draper, Lee Hughes and many more will face a Lullaby Trust charity team in a match sponsored by Foremost Security at Dunkirk Football Club on Sunday 13 August (2pm).

Christopher Hampson and his wife Stephanie have organised the match after their daughter Chloe tragically died in 2012 at just 10 weeks old.

The Trust raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), more commonly known as cot death, and provides support for bereaved parents, guidance on safer sleep for babies and conducts research into the causes and prevention of sudden infant death.

Christopher, 38, who will play for the charity team, said: "We started fundraising as we thought it was a good way to raise a bit of awareness. We emailed Notts County and luckily they said they would get involved.

"It's not an experience you encounter every day in your life, to play with such a high calibre of players, I just can't put it into words, and it will be an amazing experience."

Since losing their daughter, the couple have worked to raise awareness of SIDS, and have so far raised more than £25,000.

Tommy Johnson, who played for Notts , Celtic and Aston Villa among other clubs during his career, said: "I along with my ex-colleagues are proud to support the Lullaby Trust and are so looking forward to dusting our boots down to take part in this prestigious charity match.

"Christopher and his wife Stephanie have worked tirelessly to promote the Trust after such tragic circumstances and I'm sure it will be a great day with a lot of money raised for such a worthwhile cause.

"I along with joint managers Les Bradd and Brian Bates are looking forward to locking horns with the legendary Colin Slater, who will be in the opposite dugout. Here's to a cracking day."

Slater added: "I value the work of the Lullaby Trust, and I'm honoured to step up to a new position as manager of Team Lullaby against Notts County Legends."

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