Fun day raises more than £1K in six hours
KIND-HEARTED residents in Werrington raised more than £1,000 for patient care in Cambridgeshire in just six hours at a fundraiser last weekend.
The fun day on Saturday was hosted by The Ploughman pub, in Staniland Way, in support of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.
The charity raises funds to enhance services, facilities and research at Cambridge’s Addenbrooke’s and Rosie hospitals.
The event was held on behalf of Werrington resident Maggie Moon- ey who received a life-saving liver transplant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge last year.
The centrepiece to the fundraiser was a football match between the former members of The Ploughman football team and the current Ploughman squad, who have just won the Northants Cup.
The game, which reunited players from as far afield as Nottingham and Skegness, in Lincolnshire, finished 3 - 3.
Landlord at The Ploughman and team sponsor Andy Simmonds said: “It was great.
“There was a real sense of community among everybody. It was old friends and new friends united. It was a brilliant day.”
Following the match, back at the pub, there were German tasty treats on offer at a barbecue, and an assortment of real ales and ciders.
Thanks to a raffle, tombola, auction and generous donations, more than £1,000 was raised for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust in just six hours.
Mr Simmonds described the sum as “absolutely astonishing” and thanked all those who supported the event.
best seat in the house: The May Queen and her attendants watching the dancing at Werrington Primary School. (METP-04-05-12PF602) Picture: PAUL FRANKS.
charity match: Former members of The Ploughman football team reunite to take on the current squad in a charity match in support of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust. (metp-12-05-12rh23) Picture: ROWLAND HOBSON.