Football club raises money with three-mile dribble

The club raised money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust. Picture: Marta Dance

The club raised money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust. Picture: Marta Dance - Credit: Archant

Members of a Weston football team dribbled a ball for three miles, all in the name of charity, in horrible weather conditions.

Weston Mendip Girls and Women’s Football Club took part in a Christmas fundraiser in aid of the club and the Bone Cancer Research Trust on December 15.

The girls dribbled a football for three miles from Uphill to the Grand Pier and back while wearing Santa hats.

A final fundraising total was not confirmed when the Mercury went to press.

The club’s welfare officer Marta Dance said: “The weather was atrocious which made things even more difficult, but the girls battled the wind and rain and managed to complete the challenge.


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“The money will go towards the wonderful research trust and a small amount will go back into the club to help with maintenance.”

The club was also nominated to receive green tokens at Waitrose supermarkets throughout December.

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