Ambulance service charity day on target for fundraising milestone

Thursday, 11 May, 2017




A charity football match hosted by the region’s ambulance service has raised thousands of pounds for good causes.

United for the Innocents, a team made up of staff from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and players of Royston Town FC, took on the Arsenal Charity Team on Sunday (7th May) entertaining a crowd of hundreds.

In total £2,162 has currently been raised, with 70% going to War Child, the specialist charity for children affected by conflict, and the rest to the Arsenal Foundation charity.

Arsenal emerged victorious in a 4-2 win, but the real winners were the charities involved.

As well as the match, the day included half-time entertainment, face painting, food stalls, and an auction that saw an Arsenal shirt signed by the first team sell for £150.

Hazardous Area Response Team Paramedic Laura Godfrey from EEAST said: “It was an amazing day and a fantastic effort from everyone involved. To raise such a substantial sum of money for good causes is great news. The Arsenal Charity Team has offered to make it an annual event which is brilliant to hear.”

The money for War Child will go towards helping to protect, educate, and standing up for the rights of children caught up in conflict.

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