This year’s charity football tournament was attended by local businesses who played on throughout the rain and sun this weekend. The 7 a side games were pretty competitive with one of our own games coming down to penalties and sadly we lost it!
The pitches were kindly donated by The Cheshire in Upton enabling all the proceeds from the day to go straight to the 2 local causes – The Hospice of the Good Shepherd and Tony’s Big Bottle Society. The amount raised was £2000 which will be split equally between the two.
The final came down to Proximo Ltd and Tier Consult, however, following an injury sustained in the final the decision was made to call off the tournament and jointly award the gold medals and shield to both teams who had played amazingly well throughout.
Oliver and Co were awarded Silver and Pursglove & Brown were awarded Bronze.
We are so pleased to have helped raise funds for two great local causes and below explains why they are in need of events such as this.
The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is a local charity providing end of life care and support, free of charge, to patients and their families from Chester, West Cheshire, Ellesmere Port and Deeside. Our services include specialist palliative care, both inpatient and outpatient, physiotherapy and complementary therapies. We also offer bereavement counselling for adults and children across West Cheshire even if they have had no connection to the Hospice. Each year it costs around £4million to continue to provide our vital services and we only receive around 25% from the NHS, the remaining £3million must come from fundraising within our local community.
Tony’s Big Bottle Society was created in memory of Tony who passed away aged just 16 following a brief battle with Oesophageal cancer in May 2012. They raised much-needed funds for local charities such as Clatterbridge Cancer charity.
We are very grateful to the players who took part: