Helston fundraising footballers raise charity cash

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A biting cold wind did not deter two teams of fundraising footballers from taking to the pitch in Helston on Easter Sunday in aid of two charities.

It is not yet known how much money was raised for the Packet’s Footprints campaign for Josh Mills and the Anaphylactic Society, as players have yet to return their sponsorship forms and cash.

The match, held at Helston AFC’s Kellaway Parc, was the fourth charity event organised by Steve Caddy and again involved players who were all over 35 years old.

“The teams are just lads who have played football together over the years and are happy to help out and have a bit of a laugh running around for an hour,” said Steve.

“Although it was 11-a-side, we always try to get 30 to 35 involved because players get injured very easily at our age.”

Among those playing were Roger Hannaford, chairman of Helston AFC; Sid Taylor, first team manager; and Antony Basher, reserve team manager. The match ended as a 2-2 draw.

The previous charity matches have been held around Christmas, with the first one organised in aid of young cancer sufferer Poppy De’Ath, the second supporting a drop-in centre in Camborne and last year’s was in aid of the Joshua Jones Wish List Appeal.

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