July 5, 2011 12.16 pm This story is over 152 months old

Junior football club raise £2000 for charity

Good sport: A young football club has helped raise money for two charities with a special dinner.

Greenbank Chairman and Vice President (left) present the £2000 cheque to Leroy Fox from L.I.V.E.S and Gemma Shaw from Macmillan Cancer Care.

Greenbank Junior Football Club, from North Hykeham, has raised £2000 for charity over the weekend.

Over 150 people attended a charity dinner that took place at the Bentley Hotel on Newark Road.

It was organised by volunteers from the football club, and the money raised on the night was split equally between Macmillan Cancer Care and L.I.V.E.S Emergency Response.

The evening’s entertainment included a three-course meal and an auction, with all the money raised going to the chosen charities.

The Greenbank chairman, Adrian Coy, called the night a “great success”.

He said: “It was fantastic to raise the money for the two charities. This was the second charity dinner we have organised and we hope to organise another one in two years’ time.”

A representative of Macmillan, Gemma Shaw, could not believe how much money the night had been raised.

She added: “I would like to say a big thank you to Greenbank for organising the dinner and all the people who attended.”

Greenbank Junior Football Club is a community club run by volunteers, and aims to give children aged between 4 and 18 a chance to practice and play football.

If you would like to join or help Greenbank, call 07905 374 902 or e-mail [email protected].

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership