Congresbury footballers net nearly £4,000 for charity

A GROUP of sportsmen achieved its goal and netted nearly £4,000 for a good cause.

A GROUP of sportsmen achieved its goal and netted nearly £4,000 for a good cause.

Former players for the village's football club, who raised the cash for Weston Hospicecare through an 11-a-side match, presented the cheque to the charity this week.

One of the organisers, David Ford, said: "We decided to arrange the match in memory of a good friend of ours, Mike Collins, who died of cancer earlier this year and was a sports fan.

"It was the wish of his parents and wife at the funeral that people made donations to Weston Hospicecare.


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"It was agreed we could do more to help and we thought having a football game was a great way of raising money for the charity.

"The event was a huge success and more than 400 people turned up to cheer us on."

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The group was even joined by radio presenters and former professionals, including David Mayhew who used to play for Bristol Rovers, at the match.

A cheque for £3,901 was presented to Weston Hospicecare representative Sue Sweet, on Sunday.

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