March Town Ladies on course to raise thousands from fundraising efforts

PUBLISHED: 10:32 18 December 2019 | UPDATED: 12:34 18 December 2019

March Town Ladies team: Kayleigh Churchyard (centre) and teammates with their Crohn's & Colitis UK cheque. Picture: CAROLE DAVIS

March Town Ladies team: Kayleigh Churchyard (centre) and teammates with their Crohn's & Colitis UK cheque. Picture: CAROLE DAVIS

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March Town Ladies are on course to raise thousands of pounds for charity after completing a series of fundraising events.

Sydney Davis, of March, hopes to raise £2,000 from next year's Brighton Marathon. Picture: CAROLE DAVISSydney Davis, of March, hopes to raise £2,000 from next year's Brighton Marathon. Picture: CAROLE DAVIS

The team aim to pocket over £5,000 by the end of the season, having already supported two charities this year.

In September, players took on a gruelling walk up some of Britain's highest peaks, including Ben Nevis for teammate Kayleigh Churchyard who suffers from Crohn's Disease, raising £2,706 for Crohn's & Colitis UK.

Forward Naomi McGarvie also participated in a sponsored boxing match and raised £700 for Cancer Research, with defender Sydney Davis hoping to earn £2,000 for the Samaritans at next year's Brighton Marathon.

Naomi McGarvie took part in a boxing match to raise funds for Cancer Research. Picture: CAROLE DAVISNaomi McGarvie took part in a boxing match to raise funds for Cancer Research. Picture: CAROLE DAVIS

Rich Lorraine, ladies team coach, said: "The club are extremely proud of all the players who give up their time to help others.

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"We hope that younger players see the Hares as role models and show what can be achieved on and off the pitch."

March Town Ladies team: Kayleigh Churchyard (centre) and teammates with their Crohn's & Colitis UK cheque. Picture: CAROLE DAVISMarch Town Ladies team: Kayleigh Churchyard (centre) and teammates with their Crohn's & Colitis UK cheque. Picture: CAROLE DAVIS

The Hares had their final game of 2019 called off at Histon due to a waterlogged pitch. March sit sixth in the Cambs Premiership.

Sydney Davis, of March, hopes to raise £2,000 from next year's Brighton Marathon. Picture: CAROLE DAVISSydney Davis, of March, hopes to raise £2,000 from next year's Brighton Marathon. Picture: CAROLE DAVIS


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