The most wonderful celebration of friendship took place on 27th April 2017, in honour of Louis. We were so fortunate to have the involvement of celebrities! Graeme Souness, Eddie Howe and Gary Taphouse kindly gave their time to support our football match and help elevate the profile of Louis’ foundation.

The players were all friends of Louis, from his First and Middle schools, from the various teams he had played for and from Canford School. Wimborne Town FC allowed use of its pitch and facilities.

The gate was over 1,000!! Nerve-wracking for the players and emotional for our family. We had never expected such support and interest. The atmosphere was one of friendship and care and a magnificent £9,000 was raised!


The Foundation would like to thank:

  • Graeme Souness and Eddie Howe, who need no introduction, who have kindly donated their time to manage the teams and lead the boys out
  • Gary Taphouse, a Sky Sports football commentator, for donating his time to be our Master of Ceremonies
  • Our four match sponsors: Kitchen Elegance; Dacombes of Wimborne; Champion Sports Group; and JRS Training and Assessment for helping to make the match possible
  • Chris Till and Alec Wimbledon for assisting Graeme and Eddie
  • Wimborne Town FC for providing their stadium, facilities and volunteers

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