Football fans play game for charity


FOOTBALL fans achieved their goal when they raised £724 for a children’s hospice by staging a charity match.

Arsenal supporters ran out 2-0 victors against their Tottenham rivals to lift the inaugural Lotus Styling Challenge Cup - but the real winner was Chestnut Tree House.

Two goals from Luke Rose sealed the triumph in a game played in atrocious conditions at Pagham FC’s Nyetimber Lane ground on Easter Sunday. Match sponsor Daren Terry said: “Huge thanks to all who donated, played and attended what was an occasion where rivalry came second to such a fantastic cause.

“We are now just £1,000 away from raising the £7,000 needed for just one day’s care at the hospice.”

The idea for the game arose when both sets of fans were travelling to London to see their respective teams.

They decided to test their skills on the pitch and to help a good cause at the same time.

The children’s hospice near Arundel cares for over 300 children and young adults up to 19.