Skem Men-Aces plan 24-hour football game
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. skemmen-aces.org.uk.