Friday, January 23, 2009

Soccer match to mark Holocaust day

Source: Prestwich and Whitefield Guide

2:50pm Friday 23rd January 2009

A SPECIAL football match will take place in Prestwich on Sunday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Prestwich-based Jewish team Manchester Maccabi will play a friendly match at 11am against a side from FC United, who play their home games at Gigg Lane in Bury.

Entry is free and everyone is invited to attend the match at the Brooklands centre, off Bury Old Road, A Maccabi spokesman said: “We welcome the opportunity of opening the doors to all visitors on this momentous occasion.”

He said the message of Holocaust Memorial Day — which falls on Tuesday, January 27, — was that “we can all choose to stand up to hatred”.

He added: “Manchester Maccabi and FC United are joining together to take this stand, by giving recognition to tolerance, understanding and celebration of our differences, which will help us in our fight against prejudice and discrimination.”