Football club to donate cash to Alexander Devine appeal
Published 15 May 2012 17:30 0 Comments
BERKSHIRE charity Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service is urging local sports teams to hold a fundraising event in 2012 and help raise £20,012 towards building a much needed hospice.
Burghfield Football Club is the latest team to pledge its support for the campaign by agreeing to donate all the proceeds from a penalty shoot-out at its annual tournament to the local charity.
The Inchcapeford 2012 Burghfield FC Summer Tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at the Burghfield Community Sports Association.
The tournament will welcome clubs from all over the South East, with more than 180 teams and 4,000 players participating.
There will be a range of on-site facilities available including BBQ, photography, bouncy castle, a Reading FC merchandise outlet and the Royals' mischievous mascot Kingsley, who will be present all weekend.
Graham Rutland, tournament organiser, says: "We are so pleased to be supporting Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service, as we help to raise vital funds to support children with life limiting illnesses across Berkshire.
"We would urge other sporting team in the county to get on board with the 'Champion Alexander Devine' campaign in 2012 so that we can hit our target of £20,012 by the end of this special sporting year."
The 'Champion Alexander Devine' campaign will run throughout 2012 and is open to sports teams of all ages and abilities, from elite teams to amateurs.
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Fiona Devine, the co-founder of Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service, says: "In this Olympic year we thought we would look to all the fantastic sports teams we have in the local area to help us raise vital funds, to help children with life limiting illnesses in Berkshire.
"We are dependent on the help of supporters and £20,120 would be so gratefully received and will be put to great use as we start to build the hospice in the next couple of years."
This article appeared in Royal Borough Observer 15 May 12