Barrett and Tilson boost Carli Lansley Foundation charity match

With former Southend United favourites Adam Barrett and Steve Tilson in their line-up, the newly formed Carli Lansley Foundation FC played their inaugural charity match against Farke Knight Rises FC on Sunday.

Adam Barrett (left) and Steve Tilson, watched by the sizable crowd

With a torrential downpour threatening to put a damper on the evening just hours before kick-off, Farke Knight won a thoroughly entertaining and competitive match 5-2 with goals from Connor Allen (3) Dave Williams and Frankie Williams.  

Dan Paveley and most poignantly, Carli’s son Ethan, were on target for the Carli Lansley Foundation FC.

Karl Lansley (left) pictured with his son Ethan

The evening was a resounding success with an amazing £515 raised for the charity.

A return match has already been arranged with Farke Knight in July and there are already plans for the Carli Lansley Foundation FC to play regular charity fixtures in the future.

Adam Barrett (left) and Karl Lansley

The Carli Lansley Foundation is based in Southend and was founded in 2018 by Karl Lansley and his two children Jessica and Ethan, in memory of his wife Carli, who passed away from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) at the age of only 36.  

Since its inception, it has provided free ECG screenings to over 1,200 young people aged between 14 and 35, helping detect previous undiagnosed heart conditions.

More information on the charity and its work can be found at; www.carlilansleyfoundation.org.uk  

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