Penarth Wanderers Vets FC raise more than £2500 in charity match

CHEQUE PRESENTATION: (Left to right) Cluc chairman Alun Huish, shirt sponsor Ronnie Rahman, Marie Curie fundraising manager Karen Jones, Prostate Cancer UK's Rhodri Thomas and club secretary Alan Robinson with the Penarth Wanderers Vets FC players on

FOOTBALL TEAMS: The Penarth Wanderers Vets FC players alongside the Aston Villa Old Stars

ON THE HEAD: Penarth Wanderers' Paul Averies challenges for a high ball

First published in Penarth news

PENARTH Wanderers Vets raised more than £2500 for charity by taking part in a fundraising football match against Aston Villa Old Stars.

All the money raised from the match was split between Marie Curie Cancer and Prostate Cancer UK, with both charities receiving £1250 each.

Both cheques were recently presented to the respective charities after all of money raised was counted up.

Alan Robinson, secretary and treasurer of Penarth Wanderers Vets FC, organised the charity football match that was played at Jenner Park on Sunday, October 13.

“The match itself was quite entertaining, although it was played in torrential rain,” he said.

“The Wanderers fielded a different team in each half due to the number of players we have.

“The first half went 1-0 the way of the Villa, the second half went 3-1 to Villa, giving a final score of 4-1.

“The result may have flattered Villa as the Wanderers put up fairly stiff opposition.”

He added: “The financial result of the match was that we managed to raise £2500 of which Marie Curie and Prostate Cancer UK each received £1250.”

The game ended with a cold shower and a trip to Cogan Coronation for a ‘kings banquet’ courtesy of chef Paul Averies.

A club spokesman added: “Well done to everyone for a great team effort on and off the pitch, especially organiser Alan Robinson, kit sponsor Ronnie Rahman and Paul Averies for a splendid buffet.”

Karen Jones, fundraising manager for Marie Curie Hospice Cardiff and the Vale, said the charity was “thrilled” to receive the £1250 donation.

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