A FUNDRAISING football match raised an incredible Â£ 1,068.
The game kicked off on Sunday, seeing parents and coaches face off under the delighted gaze of a crowd of supporters.
Millom U9 Blacks coach Matt Pedley organized the game to raise funds for the Barrow and District Junior Association Football League – the league in which children play.
They decided to give back to the league because they said football gave them a ‘normalcy’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The full match took place on the grounds of the Millom Rugby League.
The coaches were devastated, suffering a 9-1 loss.
Unfortunately, there were last minute dropouts from the parent team.
Matt said, âThe coaches were beaten 9-1.
âI filled it (the parents’ team) with young guys who still play football – bad idea!
âIt was really good, but we were afraid at the beginning that we would do nothing, but then time stopped and the loads fell.
Many fun activities have also been organized for the enjoyment of children.
These included a candy stand, makeup stand, bouncy castle, and glitter tattoos.
A raffle was also organized.
The event allowed children to attend for just 50 pence and adults for Â£ 1.
Mr Pedley said: “Every penny made during the day goes to the donation.”
More money is expected to come in as a result of fundraising, so the total donation should be even larger.
Due to the huge success of the event, the charity match will now become an annual event.