Bringing football teams together for children’s education, home and away.
Over six hundred people, including local youngsters, grassroots football team players, adults, members from Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) UK, and participants from community programmes delivered by Watford Football Club Community Sports and Education Trust (Trust), all played their part in a 24-Hour Football Marathon. Following a final count, with relevant expenses accounted for, this unique event raised an amazing £11,090 for charity. The charity event was hosted on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May by the Trust, in partnership with AMYA UK, across Vicarage Road Stadium and Watford FC’s Training Ground in London Colney. The event, sponsored by WTW, raised vital funds for both the Trust and fellow charity Humanity First.
Funds raised from the event will be split evenly between the two charities, providing relief for children’s education, home and away. The money raised will go towards supporting the Trust’s mental health and wellbeing primary school programme, which delivers crucial mental health support to young students in Hertfordshire and Harrow. Additionally, the funds will support Humanity First’s clean water solutions for villages in Africa, providing access to clean and safe drinking water and enhancing school facilities and equipment
- Leah Crocket, the Trust’s Events & Marketing Officer, said of the event:
“Congratulations and thank you to all the players, team managers and spectators for playing their part in a wonderful two days of football and raising vital funds for two extremely good causes. Thank you must also go to our event sponsors WTW, our friends at AMYA UK, and of course, the many staff and volunteers who helped before and during the marathon, this would not have been possible without their support.”
The Trust’s next fundraising event is The Taylor Trek, click here for more information.