Charity football match raises thousands for good causes

United for the Innocents footbal team. Photo: EEAST

United for the Innocents footbal team. Photo: EEAST - Credit: EEAST

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 entertaining a crowd of hundreds.

In total £2,162 has been raised, with 70pc going to War Child 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. Hazardous area response team paramedic Laura Godfrey from EEAST said: '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.'

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