Ted’s shoot-out goal

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

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

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