Football match raises funds for children’s charity

PUBLISHED: 13:00 04 September 2018

More than £1,200 was raised for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital. Picture: Andrew Sutera

More than £1,200 was raised for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital. Picture: Andrew Sutera


A charity football match saw people don their finest fancy dress to raise money for a children’s charity.

The kick around at Clifton College Sports Ground in Abbots Leigh raised more than £1,275 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Michael’s Hospital, in Bristol.

The cash will go to its Cots For Tots programme, which provides accommodation for parents at the hospital.

It was organised by Andrew Sutera of Locking whose daughter Arianna was born almost three-and-a-half-months early with extremely under-developed lungs.

MORE: Parents to raise cash for hospital which saved life premature baby.

Andrew said: “The help and support we received, both from NICU doctors and nurses and Cots For Tots House, helped us get through some very difficult times.

“Unfortunately due to the weather we had fewer people than expected but we all had a great time.

“Thanks to everyone who has donated.”

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