AN Ellesmere Port fundraiser is to host an 'Everton vs Liverpool' charity football match after losing three close members of his family in the last five years.

Nick Kemp will be hosting the football match at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (2pm kick-off) on Sunday, January 26, two days after the five-year anniversary of his brother Michael.

It was on January 24, 2015, when Michael sadly passed away at the age of just 29 from liver and heart failure. The following year, Nick and his mum and dad organised a memorial match for Michael, who had been a goalkeeper as a youngster for Berwick Rovers, with their rivals being Princes Villa.

The family arranged it so all the players from when Michael played took part and the match was a huge success, raising £1,000 for the Dyspraxia Foundation.

Sadly, the following year, Nick's mum Carol Kemp passed away from cancer, having previously overcome it. On the two-year anniversary, the Michael Kemp Memorial Match returned, which was also a success, raising £225 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

However, there was further family tragedy, as Nick explained.

Nick said: "When you thought things couldn’t get any worse, I lost my dad Stephen Kemp to a bleed on the brain on April 27, 2018, which brings me to now.

"So I’m bringing back the Micheal Kemp memorial match with a twist; my family were huge Everton fans, so we’re going to do Reds vs Blues.

"All friends and family of the Kemp family are getting together for a 90-minute game of football at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village, Everton v Liverpool, £10 to play with all money raised going to Walton Hospital as they tried to help with my dad."

Nick will be captaining the Everton side while one of his best friends Jon Roberts, who came up with the idea of 'Reds vs Blues', will be captaining the Liverpool side.

Nick added: "All people who knew my family or even just want to support the cause are welcome to come watch."