Olympian’s sup­port for club’s fundrais­ing raf­fle

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Thom Mor­ris tmor­ris@thek­m­group.co.uk

YOUNG foot­ballers got a big help from Olympic cy­clist Jamie Staff at a raf­fle to raise money for their club.

Held at the Wool­pack Inn, Smeeth, vil­lagers bought tick­ets for the Smeeth and Brabourne Foot­ball Club raf­fle and man­aged to raise £700 for the club.

Fundraiser Sylvia Tan­ner said: “All the money will go to the foot­ball club so all the chil­dren can en­joy play­ing the game.

Lucky

“When we started the club we had about nine chil­dren and now we’ve got more than 60, which is amaz­ing for such a lit­tle vil­lage.

“It was a re­ally good night and we were lucky to have Jamie there, who is friends with the chair­man and was happy to help out by hand­ing out the prizes.”

The 36-year-old, whose par­ents live in Brabourne, also do­nated some Team GB good­ies for prizes.

Mrs Tan­ner added: “I’d just like to say a huge thank-you to Paul and Nikki Guest at the Wool­pack for host­ing the event for us and every­one in the vil­lages of Smeeth and Brabourne for help­ing out and buy­ing tick­ets.”

Pic­ture: Gary Browne PD1658759

Jamie Staff with or­gan­is­ers Jo Petto, land­lords Paul and Nikki Guest, Sylvia Tan­ner and the Smeeth and Brabourne foot­ball team

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