Footballers tackle 24-hour fundraiser!

18 teams from Nottinghamshire-based Gedling Southbank Football Club took on a 24-hour football challenge, raising vital funds and awareness for CLIC Sargent.

Footballers tackle 24-hour fundraiser!

More than 300 children and adults, ranging from the under 7s through to the senior section, laced up their boots for the five-aside event, with each of the 18 teams playing throughout the day and night.

It wasn’t only the tackles that were flying in, so were the donations with a fantastic £4,887 being raised to support children and young people with cancer.

Ian Sturgess, coach and events co-ordinator at the club, said: “We chose CLIC Sargent as the majority of the players taking part are young people and it was relevant to them.

"It was important they understood people of their age group need support.”

Thank you

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Andy Fuller said: “It was great to see so many children, young people and adults come together to support CLIC Sargent.

"It was clear to see the commitment to the cause and each and every person involved worked very hard to achieve the fantastic amount that was raised.

"I want to thank everyone involved with this event, it was a pleasure to support and be part of.

"Last year CLIC Sargent supported 139 families in Nottinghamshire, which is why the support of Gedling Southbank FC is so important, as we rely solely on voluntary donations."

Find out more

To find out more about how you or your company could organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Andrew Fuller on 01509 763 508 or email: