A day of footballing family fun
is being organised in aid of the appeal to extend the chemotherapy
day unit at University Hospital of North Durham.
Philippa Parsons, charity
support officer, at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation
Trust, explains, "We're inviting teams of under 7's to take part in
our five-a-side fun tournament at Soccarena, in Belmont, Durham on
Sunday 4th August, from 9.30am - 1.30pm. There
will be four reduced size pitches, and teams will play each other
in a mini league, culminating in semi-final, then final matches -
with the winning and runner-up teams receiving a trophy.
Teams who already play together are welcome but so are teams
getting together for the first time.
"Entry is £40 per team which is
great value for an action-packed morning. We're also able to
offer reduced rate entry for 4th August only, to Infinite Air Trampoline
Park on the day."
"At 1.30pm a friendly match
between the Durham Constabulary Football Team and members of County
Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, will kick off -
participants in the family fun event and their families are welcome
to stay for that and make a day of it. To find out more and
register teams, please contact us on: 01325 743781 or
It's all in a good cause - our
appeal to raise money to extend the chemotherapy day unit at
University Hospital of North Durham. The treatments now
available plus early diagnosis have resulted in unprecedented
demand on the unit. The new unit will be much more
spacious, offering patients the privacy and dignity they need to
help them through their treatment."
"We're enormously grateful to
Austin Carney, Managing Director of infinite Durham, for his
generosity in support of our appeal by offering us the Soccarena
facilities for the day. It should be great fun!"
Commenting, Austin Carney, said,
"We're delighted to support County Durham and Darlington NHS
Foundation Trust in their campaign to fight Cancer. We hope
that making the Soccarena (New Ferens Park, Durham) facilities
available on 4th August raises both awareness and
"Like many people my family has
experienced Cancer, my sister Wendy started her journey at the
University of North Durham Hospital, and to help in any small way
in establishing a centre of "Excellence in cancer care" would mean
a lot to us."
Mike Renshaw from Durham
Constabulary, said, "Durham Constabulary Football Club is delighted
to be offered the chance to compete in a charity football match
against a select NHS team. This will be the first ever meeting
between the two teams. We are raising money for an excellent
charity with all the proceeds going towards the Chemotherapy Appeal
at University of North Durham Hospital. We're looking forward to a
full day of football, both for children and adults that the whole
family can enjoy. It promises to be a great day."
Anyone interested in becoming a
Charity Volunteer or in fundraising for the Trust's Charity, should
ring: 01325 743781 or email: email@example.com.
Published 19th August
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