Legends Match Helps Raise £6,500
Tuesday, 25th Apr 2017 10:27
Sunday’s Ipswich Town Legends match at Bury Town’s Ram Meadow helped raise more than £6,500 for MY WiSH Charity’s Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign and the ITFC Academy.
The game has become a popular annual fixture and Sunday’s event, which saw an equal amount of legends on each team for the first time, was no different with hundreds attending to see the likes of Matt Holland, Russell Osman, Alan Lee, David Wright, Darren Currie and Gavin Johnson in action. Chris Kiwomya and Jason Dozzell managed the two sides.
The match brought in more than £5,000 with an extra £1,400 raised from an Evening With Terry Butcher and Matt Holland – held in conjunction with the Ipswich Town Supporters Club - on Thursday 13th April.
This takes the total raised from the event to more than £21,000 since it first started four years ago.
Sue Smith, fundraising manager for My WiSH Charity which supports West Suffolk Hospital, said: “We wanted to try something different this year by pitting legends against legends and we are delighted with how much was raised for two very worthwhile causes.
“We would like to thank everyone who supported both the legends evening and also Sunday’s match.”
The match was closely fought with the Away Legends narrowly winning 4-3. The scorers for the Home Legends were Alan Lee, Oliver Page and Jarrod Ellis while the Away goalscorers were Charlie Hitch (2), Will Trott and Jon Waters.
The event was organised in conjunction with Simon Milton, academy director at Ipswich Town, who went off injured after rupturing his Achilles.
Smith added that the whole of My WiSH Charity wanted to thank Milton for all of his support since the match first started and to wish him a speedy recovery.
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