A charity football match supporting three major charities takes place near Harborough

A charity football match supporting three major charities is taking place near Market Harborough on Sunday July 3.

A charity football match supporting three major charities is taking place near Market Harborough on Sunday July 3.

Local league team Welford Victoria FC play against An Celeb FC at Welford Sportsfield on Newlands Road, Welford.

The special Funday show will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Welford Victoria FC raises money for Hope Against Cancer, PSC Support (primary sclerosing cholangitis) and the Bradley Lowery Foundation – which funds childhood cancer research.

And the club are aiming to top the £1,100 they generated at their last event.

Entertainment, food, activities, a large inflatable obstacle course, bouncy castles and a pop-up gin bar from Hinckley’s award-winning Bond Street Distillery are all underway.

“These charities are all close to our hearts so we are desperate to raise as much money as possible for them,” said club chairman Barrie Dowsett.

Simon Stevens, club secretary and manager of Welford Victoria’s Saturday team, thanked Market Harborough-based R&D tax credit consultant Myriad Associates for their support.

“We are extremely grateful to Myriad Associates for their generosity in sponsoring this event, as well as many other things we do.

“It never ceases to amaze us how willing they are to support everything the football club does,” said Simon.

“Equally, we are delighted to have Bond Street Distillery running our bar for us, bringing some of their amazing gins to keep the adults entertained while the kids enjoy all the activities.

“We try to be a bit different here.

“We don’t define our success by the number of games we win, but by the contribution we make to our local community.

“Fundraising is obviously part of it.

“But sport and exercise have a huge positive impact on people and we shouldn’t underestimate the benefits they bring as well.”

Admission is £5 per adult and £2.50 per child, cash or card on the door.

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