A CHARITY football match in Rhu this weekend which was set to raise money for two mental health projects has been cancelled.

A Rhu Amateurs over-35s team had been due to play the former professionals and pundits of Dukla Pumpherston at Ardenconnel Park in the village on Sunday, March 10.

The match had been organised to raise money for, and awareness of, the Back Onside charity, which uses sport, drama and the arts to work with young people and adults who are struggling with their mental health, and for the Jean's Bothy community mental health hub in Helensburgh.

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The match was previously scheduled to take place last October but was postponed then because of the media commitments of some of the Dukla Pumpherston players on the day of the fixture.

But in a post on social media on Wednesday the club said the rescheduled match had also been called off "due to unforeseen circumstances".

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The statement on the club's Facebook page said: "A huge amount of work had gone on behind the scenes to ensure everybody had a great day and we were looking forward to raising money for well deserving charities as well as for the club.

"So we were gutted when word came through at such short notice that due to unforeseen circumstances Dukla would need to pull out."