A RECORD-breaking football match held in Loughborough has raised a minimum ÃÂ£18,000 for charity.
Organisers of the 60 hour slog for Breast Cancer Campaign – which saw the Black Eagles beat the Pink Panthers 746-656 last month – targeted ÃÂ£18,000 and have smashed that total, with a full figure expected around Christmastime.
Ricardo Braganza said: “We’ve definitely got ÃÂ£18,000. We’re so happy to reach our target, and any more that we collect will be great.
“We’ve got a signed Crystal Palace shirt which we will be auctioning online, and all the 36 players’ online donation websites run until December, so we dont know how much more we’ve got to collect yet.”
Karen Lambert, Events Executive at Breast Cancer Campaign, said: “I’m so proud of Ricardo and his team for smashing the previous world record and for raising so much money to help us continue our mission to beat breast cancer.
“They all trained for months to be physically ready for this and it’s good to see their hard work and determination has paid off.”
And another good cause is set to benefit from the match. Outdoors supplier Blacks had donated 10 sleeping bags and sleep mats for the players tro use during the event, and these were collected by Myo-Therapy, who provided massages to the players.
Now Andy Tait of Myo-Therapy would like organisations who can put the equipment to good use to get in contact before November 21.
If you would like to contact Mr Tait, call 01509 263044, and to donate to Breast cancer Campaign, visit http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/ricardobraganza