Footballers raise over £100 for charity

Three Year 7 boys have raised more than £100 for charity after holding a day-long football event.

Dylan, Ned and Lewis organised and ran a seven-hour football day in aid of the Children’s Hospice South West.

They charged people £1 to take part. They also gave students the chance to pay 50p to swap their normal PE lessons for football on the MUGA.

The event was a success and the boys believe they have raised nearly £180 but it could be more as they also used sponsor forms.

Dylan said: “The day went really well. There were lots of people taking part. It was a hot and sunny day and really successful.

“We are impressed by how much we have raised and it all goes to a good cause.”

Lewis said: “There were a lot of people there and some of the teachers paid for all their students to take part. In the first lesson there were a lot of Year 11s who swapped their PE lesson to take part in the fundraiser.”

Mark Fuller, from Pool Academy, works to help organise footballing events at the school including days with Plymouth Argyle members.

He said: “The fundraiser organised by the Year 7 boys went amazingly well with lots of students and teachers showing support.
“It lasted from 8.50am until 2.55pm - without stopping. Throughout the day there were approximately 100 students taking part.

“I was amazingly impressed at how the day was run and that we managed to raise some money for a worthy charity.”

Sharon Bright, teacher at Pool Academy, said: “I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported the football fundraiser, especially the amazing Mark Fuller who motivated and kept the students on task all day.”

Christiana Richardson