football club reaches 'goal' of raising £1,000 for two charities
of a Burnham-On-Sea football club have this week handed over £1,000
for two good causes.
Burnbridge Wanderers junior football team plays every weekend
on the fields next to the Oaktree Arena and, thanks to the support
of Oaktree owner Bill Hancock, the club trains and plays there
free of charge on the understanding that the fee for the pitch
is donated to local charities.
several months of fundraising, the club therefore presented £500
each to Angela Davies from Children's Hospice South West and Maria
Hanlon from the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance at a ceremony
on Tuesday evening (February 16th).
and Highbridge's MP James Heappey joined the club's presentation,
alongside the Oaktree's Bill and Debbie Hancock. The cheque was
presented to the charities by Burnbridge Wanderers Chairman Nick
Field and Treasurer Trish Peace.
James Heappey, pictured here with the youngsters, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I'm very supportive of the club. It's fantastic to see just
under 200 kids turning out to play football. It's great that they
have raised a great amount for two good causes."
Wanderers are a Charter Standard Club offering football for players
of all abilities from u6-u16 and for further information contact
the club here.