12-hour charity football match

Goals Soccer Centre
Grimwade Street Ipswich
Suffolk IP4 1LT
United Kingdom

A 12 hour six-a-side marathon football match to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the infamous 9-0 defeat of Ipswich Town to Manchester United is being held to raise money for CLIC Sargent.

12-hour charity football match

The second annual charity football match, branded Town versus United Redemption, returns to commemorate 21 years since the original 9-0 defeat of Ipswich Town to Manchester United - still a premier league record.

Keith Turner, an avid Manchester United fan living in Ipswich, said: “Last year was an incredible event and we raised £3,000 for this brilliant charity which helps so many families.

“I thought it would be a one-off match but due to the success of last year’s event, we’d like to beat our target to raise even more for young people with cancer.”

The challenge

The event will see more than 42 players of all ages and abilities play a total of four hours each, with two hours of rest for every hour played at the Goals Soccer Centre. 

Keith said: “We really need more players to make this event a success. I would urge anyone who dabbles in the game to sign up, regardless of their ability; they would be made most welcome.”

Players are asked to each raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship on top of a £5 entry fee and Keith hopes to beat last year’s fundraising total of £3,000, which could pay for a CLIC Sargent Social Worker for three weeks.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner said: “We are thrilled that Keith has decided to run the event again this year.

"It is such a unique fundraising idea and I hope lots of players will get involved to complete the challenge – it will be tough but will make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer.”

To sign up, request a sponsor form or for more information, please contact Keith on 07870 501 996 or email: kmhalman@gmail.com.  

Find out more

To find out more about how you can organise your own event to help CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner on 01284 829 090 or email: daisy.turner@clicsargent.org.uk.

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