Fun day raises more than £1K in six hours

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By DAVID SEY­MOUR david.sey­mour@pe­ter­bor­oughto­ @Et­david­sey­mour

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.

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