Back of the net success! Charity football match raises £4,127 for a Whittlesey baby
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Pounds poured in when a celebrity charity football match kicked fund raising into touch at Whittlesey.
The event raised a massive £4,127 for local 10 month old tot James Overland who suffers from a rare condition that means most children diagnosed do not live past the age of three.
One of the organisers, Colin Martin, said: “My wife Michelle needs a big thank you as she did loads organising this. Also big thanks to Simon Flanz, Shaun Harley and a special mention to Andrew Furnell.
“It went amazing, a good crowd. A big thank you goes to Paul Danan, Marcus Ebdon, Steve Slone who travelled from London.
“We were let down by one ex player who had to help his mum move but he is donating a prize and cash donation.”
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The day saw former Premier League players take on REC Whittlesey in a match that was refereed by Peterborogh refs.
The score was Harley’s All Stars 3 - Rec Whittlesey 1.
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The match also included lots to do for families with gladiator duals, face painting, guess the weight of the cake, inflatable slide, food stalls and a penalty shoot out for kids.
The day raised money for seven month old James who has Menkes syndrome, a condition with no cure.
Menkes syndrome is a disorder that affects copper levels in the body. It is characterized by sparse hair, failure to gain weight and grow at the expected rate and deterioration of the nervous system.
Children with Menkes syndrome typically begin to develop symptoms during infancy and often do not live past three years old.