Stan Bowles, a former Manchester City and England player, is facing the challenging effects of dementia, resulting in a loss of memory of his illustrious career. In support of Bowles, his family aims to raise funds exceeding £1000 for charity this weekend.
Discover more about his remarkable journey and the upcoming charity match organized by his son, Carl, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society.
Stan Bowles’ Football Career and Accomplishments
Stan Bowles played for Manchester City from 1967 to 1970 and later had an impressive career with renowned teams such as Crewe, Carlisle, Nottingham Forest, Leyton Orient, Brentford, and notably, Queens Park Rangers (QPR). During his tenure, he represented England five times and contributed over 125 goals in more than 500 appearances.
Battling Dementia: A Heartbreaking Struggle
Sadly, Stan BowlesStan Bowles has been diagnosed with dementia since 2015, causing him to lose all recollection of his professional achievements, including his career and even his family.
Despite still maintaining physical fitness and mobility, the disease has deprived him of the ability to remember and communicate. This condition is deeply saddening for everyone close to him.
In an endeavor to support the Alzheimer’s Society and raise funds for dementia research and support, Stan Bowles’ son, Carl, has taken the initiative to organize a charity match. Taking place this Saturday, July 8, at Avro FC, the event will commence with a 12:30 pm kick-off. Tickets will be available for £5, allowing attendees to contribute to a meaningful cause.
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Generous Contributions and Auction Highlights
The charity match has garnered support from renowned figures in the football and entertainment industry.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes and current United defender Brandon Williams have kindly donated items to be auctioned off during the event. Additionally, rapper Aitch has contributed to this noble cause, further enhancing the event’s impact.
Stan Bowles, a prominent figure in the footballing world, now faces the relentless challenges of dementia.
The charity match organized by his son, Carl, serves as an opportunity to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society and promote awareness of this debilitating disease.