Charity football game raises over £5,500 for brave Crawley daughter

Crawley Devils FC’s motto is “Stronger Together”. When they found out that one of their under-10 players, Amrit Rana’s little sister, was undergoing treatment for leukaemia, the club wanted to raise awareness about his condition and find a way to thank Momentum. , who helped get through this difficult journey.

The club decided to hold a charity football match and were extremely grateful to Horsham Football Club for using their 4G pitch to play the game. They also allowed Devils FC to use their clubhouse for a presentation and a charity raffle afterwards.

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The match was played by dads from the entire football club (6 age groups). The dads were split into Haz’s Hotspurs, led by Trevor Wedd, and The Devil’s Advocates, led by Andy Brimelow.

Anaya’s father during the match (an overview of the players being fathers and not season pros)

The money raised came from individual player donations, sponsorships, cakes and a food stand, a raffle and a raffle. The charity football match had over 40 raffle prizes donated by friends and family members of the football club.

As a small club, they were absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of Virgin Atlantic, who provided two return tickets to New York! Ironically, this created ‘momentum’ for the raffle and led them to sell over 2,000 tickets and raise over £5,500 for their chosen charity.

Devils FC are committed to honoring the Rana family and the bravery of Anaya by raising funds for Momentum, who have been incredibly supportive during her treatment.

This was accompanied by a selfless desire by the Rana family to also help other children through a second charity chosen by the club, Unicef, to support suffering children in Ukraine.

The teams.

Devils FC chairman Trevor Warren said: “Under the circumstances what a phenomenal family – we are privileged to have them at our football club.

“We are incredibly proud of all of the Devils families and friends who have helped raise so much money for Momentum and Unicef.”

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