Skem Men-Aces plan 24-hour foot­ball game

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SKEM Men-Aces Foot­ball Club are set to host a 24hour foot­ball game for charity.

The game, which is set to take place from Septem­ber 9-10, is be­ing held at Skelmersdale Col­lege.

The Skem Men-Aces are a suc­cess­ful foot­ball club based in Skelmersdale for adults for learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties.

Carl Ea­ton, 54, team man­ager and founder of Skem Men-Aces Foot­ball Club, said: “All of our team mem­bers have learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties, and some have phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties too. Ask­ing them to play foot­ball for 24 hours is go­ing to be dif­fi­cult.

“We do fundrais­ing events each year to give back to the lo­cal com­mu­nity, they are so sup­port­ive of us.

“We have not yet fi­nalised which charity we will be do­nat­ing the money too, but it will more than likely be based in Skelmersdale.”

Since 2009, the team have par­tic­i­pated in var­i­ous fundrais­ing events in­clud­ing truck pulls, a triathlon and a 24-hour spon­sored walk – and have raised over £50,000 for var­i­ous char­i­ties.

The ever-grow­ing team formed in 2009 with just six mem­bers, and now boast a squad of over 50 mem­bers.

They have also won many awards in­clud­ing the Queen’s Award for Vol­un­teer Ser­vices and the team were in­vited to at­tend a royal gar­den party at Buck­ing­ham Palace.

It is im­por­tant for them as a team to give back to other char­i­ties.

Carl added: “Just this week­end we were fundrais­ing in the Skelmersdale Asda and we raised over £1,000. The sup­port we get is un­be­liev­able and we don’t want to be a team that just takes and takes, we want to give some­thing back.”

Lo­cal res­i­dents and coun­cil­lors will also be in­vited to at­tend and take part in the 24-hour foot­ball event.

To make a do­na­tion, or to find out more, you can con­tact them through their web­site at www. skem­

The Skem Men-Aces have won the 2017 Or­morod tour­ma­ment.

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