Ashworth Cup up for grabs in Corby

Some of the teams who took part last year
Some of the teams who took part last year
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Dozens of teams will line up for an event in memory of Corby soldier James Ashworth this weekend.

The third annual Ashworth Cup charity football tournament is being held at Steel Park in Corby on Saturday, kicking off an afternoon of family fun from midday onwards.

The event, which raised more than £4,500 last year, will feature bands, DJs and lots of activities for children.

Corby Town Football Club will also mark the occasion by renaming the Castle End terrace in honour of James Ashworth VC.

Lance Corporal Ashworth was killed in Afghanistan on June 13, 2012, as he led his fire team in an attack on an enemy-held compound.

He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

Funds from the event will go to two charities selected by James’ mother Kerry; Macy’s Memory and Blesma – The Limbless Veterans.

Macy’s Memory is a county-based charity which provides support for families with terminally ill children.

BLESMA – The Limbless Veterans is the national charity for all limbless service men and women, their widows and dependants.

Admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children.