Match in aid of Heroes
FOOTBALLERS raised cash for a good cause with a charity match in aid of Help For Heroes.
A side from Naseby’s Roma Leather belt factory took on a team from Clipston in the game, played at Naseby Playing Fields.
Match subs, donations and sponsorship brought the fundraising total to £505.
The event was organised by factory worker Johnny May with help from his brother Michael, who raised the side from Clipston.
They decided to raise the money for Help For Heroes in honour of ex-Roma Leather worker Jason Innes, who left the factory to join the army and recently served in Afghanistan.
Founded by Bryn and Emma Parry in 2007, the charity helps servicemen and women wounded in conflict.
Johnny said: “Jason hasn’t been wounded but he knows people who have been. I thought it would be good to do something for Help For Heroes.
“Most of the lads I know love football so it seemed like a good way to raise money.”
Played in wet conditions on the recent Bank Holiday Monday, the match finished 8-2 to Clipston.
Players and supporters enjoyed a barbecue afterwards.
Sylvia Howarth, managing director of Roma, said: “We do a lot of charity events at the factory and Johnny thought a football match would be a good thing to do.
“They had a fabulous time despite the weather. It was a really good turnout.”
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