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Match to say 'thanks' for helping dad; FOOTBALL TO RAISE CASH FOR HOSPITAL.

A BAR manager is hoping to hold a charity football match at Highfield Road to raise cash for a hospital ventilator.

John Leape, who runs Inspire in Coventry city centre and lives in Sewall Highway, Wyken, needs a total of pounds 14,000 for the machine.

The 32-year-old is raising the cash as a thank-you to Walsgrave Hospital, after staff looked after his father, also called John, when he was attacked and left brain-damaged by 19-year-old Richard Titley.

Father-of-five John Leape, 65, was unconscious for weeks after being punched by Titley last November.

The attack caused him to fall to the ground, in Dersingham Drive, Aldermans Green, and bang his head on a kerb, leaving him brain-damaged.

Titley has since been jailed for five years.

Mr Leape is hoping to persuade a host of former Sky Blues stars, including David Busst, Dave Bennett and Ernie Hunt, to take on members of West Midlands Police.

Mr Leape said: "We have a target of pounds 14,000 for the ventilator and we are hoping to get at least pounds 10,000 through the match.

"We raised pounds 3,000 by going around all the pubs in the city centre. This would be the big one to try to raise the whole lot in one go.

"We can charge a couple of quid entrance. People wouldn't mind if there are a few city stars."

It is hoped a game could happen in July or August.


FUNDRAISER: John Leape (left) whose dad, also called John (right) was left brain damaged after an assault
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 18, 2004
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