Horrabridge FC welcomed back 14 local teams for their annual under 14’s football tournament and raised over £1,650 for CLIC Sargent.
Pete and Sarah Bruce have organised the annual football tournament for four years in a row, with this year’s event taking the total raised to over £7,000 which is simply amazing.
Teams from around Tavistock and Plymouth came together to not only play football, but to also have a fun day out. There was a barbecue, bouncy castle and candy floss stall. Despite a few rain showers, everybody had a great day!
Pete and Sarah organise the event in memory of their son Daniel, who played for Horrabridge Rangers but sadly died aged 10 from leukaemia. His twin brother, James, still plays for the team.
Sarah said: “CLIC Sargent gave us, Daniel and his brothers a huge amount of support during his illness and after.
“We want to support the charity as when we were in hospital, I was shocked by the amount of children and families, just like us, who kept arriving each week.
“They had either the same diagnosis or other cancers and were needing and receiving CLIC Sargent’s help and support.”
James, Daniel’s twin brother, wants to continue this yearly fundraising to help the charity which helped his brother and his family.
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CLIC Sargent fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “We are so grateful to have the continuing support of the Bruce family and everyone at Horrabridge FC.
“They have done an extremely good job fundraising once again this year for CLIC Sargent.
“I really hope they feel proud of themselves for making such a difference to the local community.
“I’d like to thank Sarah and everyone at Horrabridge FC for the money they have raised from this year’s event, which could pay for a CLIC Sargent Social Worker’s time for two weeks.”