Buy Mat A Drink!


Will you include Mathew in your rounds from now on? – beer or coffee round it doesn’t matter.  If everyone in the Facebook group included Mathew in a round just once each week -just a £1 each (or more if your drink costs more) – then we would have at least £1000 a week.  If you have a regular, see if they will let you put a collection jar on the counter (Pub or somewhere like local Costas, so that you can put in the cost of Mathews drink each time).  Then each week you can get this cashed into Mathew’s fundraising account.  We promise we wont let him spend it on drinks!!!
Aunty Sandra


Gresley FC Charity Match: 21st August, 3pm@ The Moat Ground, Church Gresley

From the Gresley FC website:
Gresley FC are organising and hosting a Fundraising Football Match to raise much-needed monies towards the medical care of local lad, Mathew Taylor, who has had a horrendous accident whilst out in Bali and is in a coma.

Mathew was out there teaching less fortunate children in the poorer areas of the country. Unfortunately, he did not have medical insurance and the medical bills are at present approaching £100,000.

Mathew`s family and friends are working tirelessly to raise much-needed funds and we as a club wish to support these efforts.


Confirmed as playing so far include:- Gareth Langford, Jordi Gough, Royce Turville, Tom Land, Tom Allan with appearances also from First Team Boss, Gary Norton and Reserve Team Boss, Glynn Andrews and the Derby Telegraph will be covering the story.

We are also delighted to confirm Ex-British Middleweight Boxing Legend, Neville Brown and Local Professional Boxer, Duane Parker will be joining us and we hope to be able to confirm some other Big Name Celebrities also very soon.

In addition to this we are offering the fans a chance to play also !!!!!!!!!.

Any fan wishing to make a good donation to the fund is welcome join the squad, so, any of you could be pulling on the Gresley Shirt and playing up front with Royce, at the back with Gareth or maybe in the middle with Neville Brown. Please contact me or see me if you are interested.

One Gresley FC supporter has already taken this opportunity to pull on a Gresley shirt!

Confirmed support to the event is also being given by Sam Sexton, Heavyweight Boxer, who is donated some signed items

Entertainment will also be provided by local Singing Sensation, Marc Boulton, who also wishes to support the game.

Entrance only £2 for Adults and £1 for Children and the Clubhouse will be open and Full Canteen.

Latest Up to date details on the event will be found on our facebook page

Please support this event and raise as much money as we can to help Matthew and his Family.
For any information or to offer your support/wish to donate and play please email me:-

More details to follow soon…… Again, Keep an eye out for possibly some very big celebrity names attending ……………… !

Many Thanks

Andrew Lager
Commercial/Community Director

Auction items…


The following items are up for grabs at Sunday’s fundraiser:

  • Signed Man Utd Shirt
  • Bike
  • Hornby Train Set
  • Drayton Manor Ticket for 4
  • Beauty Set from Mimosa
  • Gresley Rovers Family Ticket
  • China Town Voucher
  • Cakes x 5
  • Tom Leighton original framed pastel painting
  • 2x Wacky Warehouse passes

Plus loads more prizes to be won in the raffle.

Sunday, 7th August

Newhall Labour Club
154 High Street
DE11 0HP


Help Mathew Taylor


This is a page set up by friends and family of Mathew Taylor.

Mat is currently in critical condition in hospital following a motorcycle accident in Bali, where he is teaching. Unfortunately, Mat did not have insurance and needs money urgently to continue his treatment.

Full details are in the article below:

Donations can be made through Paypal by clicking the button:

Alternatively, cheques to support Mathew can be made payable to stepfather Simon Moore, c/o the Navigation Inn, Spring Cottage Road, Overseal, Derbyshire, DE12 6ND.

Jon Gath