Foot­ball team sets a goal to raise my­ocardi­tis aware­ness

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

Alexan­der Jan­sons, from Penn, died at the age of 18 in 2013 of my­ocardi­tis.

Since then his fam­ily and friends have set up a char­ity in his name – the Alexan­der Jan­sons Foundation.

The foundation aims to raise money to help fund re­search into the causes, preven­tion and cures of the med­i­cal con­di­tion, and is now act­ing as spon­sor of the newly formed White Hart FC.

The team, which rep­re­sents the White Hart pub in Bea­cons­field, is made up of many friends of Alexan­der, and plays ev­ery Sun­day.

Since form­ing at the be­gin­ning of this sea­son, the team has al­ready topped its league and is hop­ing to re­main there to claim the tro­phy.

The team was of­fi­cially launched at an event at the White Hart last Thurs­day, which was at­tended by Alexan­der’s fa­ther Andy, as well as Bea­cons­field’s mayor John Read.

Cllr Read said: “I’m de­lighted that the team has been formed. It’s a great cause and very worth­while.

“It’s also great for the com­mu­nity to have a Sun­day pub team, and it’s good to see the pub be­com­ing in­volved with it.

“I hope that the team car­ries on do­ing so well this sea­son and goes on to great suc­cess in the fu­ture.”

White Hart FC is be­ing man­aged by Ron­nie Mil­li­gan, who said: “Things are go­ing very well. We’re go­ing to be con­cen­trat­ing on the league this sea­son and then see­ing about the cup con­tests later.

“We’re re­ally pleased with how things are go­ing though. It’s great that the guys came to­gether to get this team to­gether, and they’ve shown a real com­mit­ment to com­ing along ev­ery week and play­ing. We’re the only Sun­day pub team in Bea­cons­field, so it’s a re­ally good thing to be a part of.”

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