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.'

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/For-The-Innocents-In-Support-of-War-Child


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