A FUNDRAISING football tournament is being held in Rowley Regis in memory of two men who died suddenly of heart attacks - one of whom was the founder of Bhangra music in the UK.

Gurcharan Bhujhangy is organising the 5-a-side event at Goals in Cakemore Road on Saturday June 1 as a tribute to his father Bhangra musician Dalbir Bhujhangy and his friend Harman Dhami, who was just 37 when he suffered a massive heart attack while playing football.

The tournament will raise money for the British Heart Foundation and Birmingham City Mission (BCM) which helps the city's homeless.

Gurcharan is looking for junior girls and boys teams and adults to take part in the football, as well as companies who are willing to sponsor the event or offer prizes for a raffle to be held on the day.

The 48-year-old father-of-two, from Halesowen, said: "Any time people can give will be invaluable, because every pound raised from our fundraising will help fund vital research and identify new treatments that could help save lives.

"We would like to invite you to enter children and adult teams, have some fun, and ultimately raise money for a good cause as all proceeds will go to the British Heart Foundation and BCM charities.

"We are trying to get the local community to take part and have a great time and celebrate the lives of people affected by heart disease and raise money for two great causes."

Gurcharan's dad was a pioneer of Bhangra music in the UK, having recorded 50 albums and performing all over the country in his band Dalbir Bhujhangy Group. He came to England from Khanpur, a village in the Indian state of Punjab in 1964.

He was working in 2008 when the father-of-two collapsed suddenly with a massive heart attack and died, aged 59.

The tournament will be a in a traditional group and then knockout format, where teams will be guaranteed at least an hour’s play – more if they successfully qualify for the knockout stages.

Teams can enter to take part with a maximum of seven players per team, adult teams cost £70 and children teams cost £30. Teams must be submitted to Goals on telephone 0121 561 3000 or to Gurcharan on 0776 2521584 by May 25.

There will be food, a raffle and a DJ on the day.