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ANTON REID FOUNDATION: BLACK TIE EVENT

The Anton Reid Foundation have released details of this years 'Black Tie Event', which will be held at Walsall Football Clubs Banks's Stadium on Saturday 4th October 2014.
The Anton Reid Foundation have released details of this years 'Black Tie Event', which will be held at Walsall Football Clubs Banks's Stadium on Saturday 4th October 2014.

The event, which will help raise vital funds for the Foundation's chosen charity, CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young, is in memory of Walsall apprentice Anton Reid who passed away seven years ago last month.

Anton joined Walsall aged just 13, and by age 16 was seen as a major prospect amongst The Saddlers coaching staff. Playing as a central defender Anton had put in many fantastic performances for the clubs Centre of Excellence, enough to earn him an apprenticeship.

As part of his apprenticeship, Anton had undergone a full medical, including several cardiovascular tests. However, just six weeks later, whilst training with his teammates at Aston University, Anton blocked a shot with his chest, ran back to his position on the edge of the 18-yard box and collapsed, suffering, what was later discovered to be a heart attack due to an undiagnosed heart defect, known as idiopathic left ventricular hypertrophy.

In the seven years since his death, Anton’s mother, Sonia Bailey, has set up The Anton Reid Foundation, and hosts events to raise funds for CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young, a charity aiming to raise the awareness of Sudden Death Syndrome and other heart defects in the young. Sonia is also campaigning for all football clubs to increase heart screenings and install defibrillators in their stadiums and training facilities.

The evening, which includes a three course meal, will be hosted by comedian Angie Le Mar, and will see acts such as, the Stoneheart Family and Saxophonist Dominic Lawson take to the stage.

Other entertainment on the night includes; Singing, Dancing, Comedy, Prize Draws ...and much more

Tickets cost £45 (plus £2.50 booking fee) and are available by clicking HERE

For further information on the Anton Reid Foundation visit; www.antonreidfoundation.com.
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