Kinnerton Oaks FC organised a charity football tournament in honour of five year old Seren Deverell who was diagnosed with kidney cancer and raised over £10,500 for young lives against cancer.
Seren Deverell from Chester, played for Kinnerton Oaks FC under 6’s before she was diagnosed last July. In her honour, her club organised a football tournament to raise money for her chosen charity, CLIC Sargent.
Under 6s and 7s sides from Wrexham, Flintshire and Chester competed at Ysgol Derwent in Higher Kinnerton. Junior footballers from Chirk Youth, Christleton, Broughton Park Rangers, Mynydd Isa Colts, and Borras Park Albion were among those taking part.
A great achievement
The day was a huge success and one of the organisers, Nicola Smith, said:
“We are amazed at this achievement and so proud of everyone who has helped.”
With the charity tournament fundraising day, a raffle and the Derwent Primary non uniform day, the local community have really gone the extra mile to support Seren and her family. The events have raised awareness of CLIC Sargent’s work with children and young people with cancer, as well as raising vital funds.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Collette Brown said: “The support for Seren has been absolutely incredible.
"Kinnerton Oaks FC have helped rally together the entire community in support of Seren to raise an incredible amount."
"It will help support not only Seren but many other children with cancer in the future.”