Thursday, 14 December 2017

Fancy dress footballers raise £486 for cancer charity

A FOOTBALL tournament in Whitchurch Hill raised £486.37 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A FOOTBALL tournament in Whitchurch Hill raised £486.37 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Eight teams wearing pyjamas played five-a-side matches on the green by the village church, watched by more than 30 spectators.

The winners were the Moulsford Hawks, who took part wearing matching Kermit the frog pyjamas.Other teams came from Goring, Woodcote, Whitchurch and other villages.

The event, which also included a raffle, was organised by friends Emma Williamson, 23, and Sam King, 25, as part of Macmillan’s Give Cancer The Boot campaign. They were helped by Mrs King’s husband Dave, 27, and brother-in-law Paul King, 23, who is engaged to Miss Williamson.

Reading FC donated the top raffle prize of a corporate hospitality suite at the Madejski stadium for a match of the winner’s choice.

Miss Williamson said: “We chose Macmillan because it’s a cause that affects so many people. Everyone came up to us afterwards to say how much they enjoyed it.

“We were lucky because it was dry until the end then started pouring as soon as the final whistle went.

“We’d love to do something again next year but perhaps we’ll do it when the weather’s nicer.”

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