HUNDREDS came together to remember a dedicated nurse with a charity football match in her honour at the weekend.

Claire Shaw, of Byers Green, near Spennymoor, died in March 2016 after battling cancer. The mother-of-two was just 45.

Since then her family, including husband Andrew, and her friends have held an annual charity event called Smile4Claire.

The team has since raised £27,000 and are going from strength to strength.

This year they held a charity football match and family fun day at Bishop Auckland Football Club’s Heritage Park.

Mrs Shaw was the secretary for the junior team and had a passion for the sport.

And hundreds flocked to the event where supporters were treated to not just one but two charity matches.

To kick-off the afternoon, the St Mary’s Under 14 team played against their parents.

The younger team won by five goals to two before the official game between Bishop Auckland's Harry Dunn's select 11 and Sunderland footballing legend, Jim Montgomery's select 11.

The main game got underway at 3pm and was a draw.

The Bishop Auckland team won on penalties.

To keep the night going, singer Jodie Fitzgibbon provided entertainment.

One of the organisers and family friend, Peter Baker, said the whole event was a huge success and raised more than £1,000.

"It was amazing - there were between 200 and 300 people there and the kids had a great time," he said. "We are really well supported in the area and we had a really good atmosphere."

He added: "Claire would have been a part of it."

For more information about the charity or to get involved search for Smile4Claire on Facebook.