Ted’s shoot-out goal
A PENALTY shoot-out in his grandma’s garden was a winning move for Ted Brough, from Tytherington.
Saving penalties ended up saving donations for East Cheshire Hospice which benefited from the nine-year-old’s generous gesture.
Ted, a Manchester United fan, went in goal and asked spot kick takers to make a £1 charity donation for five attempts, raising £65.
The shoot-out was his idea when he stayed over at his grandparents and discovered there was a street party.
Grandma Anthea decided to open up her garden to passers-by, baking cakes and providing refreshments raising £600 for the hospice, including Ted’s contribution. Grandpa Peter was so impressed with their initiative he doubled the donation.
Mum Nicole said: “It was all arranged at the last minute and Ted was exhausted by the time the last penalty was taken but it was well worthwhile. It’s a lovely big garden and was full with passers-by who’d popped in.
“The hospice is well known in the area and Ted wanted to make his own contribution to help towards the cost of caring for patients.”
Ted, who plays for Alderley United, attends King’s School in Macclesfield with brother Harry, 14, and sister Scarlett, 13.
Ted helped raise £1,200 with a penalty shoot-out