As part of an annual fundraising event in memory of Ali Peart, who sadly died from cancer in 2012, Ross Turner organised a charity football match starring the Pompey Legends to raise money for CLIC Sargent.
As part of Ross Turner’s annual fundraising event, the Ali Peart Cup, the Pompey Charity Squad and the Manor Old Boys took part in a charity football match at Westleigh Park.
With over 300 spectators, Ross believes the charity match has raised in excess of £1,500 for children and young people with cancer, and their families.
Ross said: “The match finished Pompey Charity Squad 7-3 Manor Old Boys. But in what was basically a team made up of former Sunday League players vs ex-professional footballers, we were really pleased with our performance. We even led 1-0 and 2-1 at some points during the game!
"The Ali Peart Cup has become an annual fundraising event, in memory of Ali, who lost her battle with cancer in 2012.
CLIC Sargent was of great support to Ali during her illness, and so all proceeds generated will be donated to the charity.
CLIC Sargent Area Fundraising Manager Hannah Auer said: “We are thrilled the match was such a success and are so grateful to all the players involved.
Last year, CLIC Sargent supported over 500 children and young people with cancer, and their families, from South England, which is why the support of fundraisers such as Ross, the Pompey Charity Squad and the Manor Old Boys is so important to help us to continue our work.”