Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRIS MCMA­HON

THE po­lice and the army will go to war against each other on the footy field this week­end all in the name of char­ity.

Of­fi­cers and sol­diers from Townsville will play in the third in­stal­ment of the Islah’s Sparkle Shield, rais­ing funds for the fam­ily of Islah Hill, a young girl di­ag­nosed with the ex­tremely rare and in­cur­able Tay Sachs dis­ease.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Alex Fisher started the char­ity match three years ago and looks for­ward to the game.

“The past two years the game has been re­ally good, not so good for us on the score­board, but played in good spir­its,” he said.

He said the event had raised about $ 23,000 over the two years and they hoped to raise about $ 10,000 this year.

“The money raised will go to­wards her fam­ily cov­er­ing med­i­cal costs that they need to look af­ter her ( Islah).

“There’s a good ri­valry be­tween the two teams … it’s played in good spir­its, it’s tough, every­one has a good time and puts their body on the line for a good cause.”

The game will be the cur­tain raiser for the fi­nal Black­hawks game at Jack Man­ski Oval on Satur­day and will in­clude a num­ber of raf­fles and fundrais­ers.


ON PA­RADE: 2RAR’s Sgt Pa­trick In­skip, 4 REG Bom­bardier Jade God­bolt and Sen Const Alex Fisher and Const Dar­ren Mil­ton pre­pare to com­pete in Islah's Sparkle Shield.

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