On Wednesday 26th September, the Foundation hosted a charity walking football showcase at Stevenage FC Academy.
Throughout August, we have been raising money for Prostate Cancer UK – a disease that kills a man every 45 seconds. With 1 in 8 men being affected by the disease, it was a perfect opportunity for our walking programme to support this initiative.
The sun was shining all morning, which set the mood for an incredible showcase of walking football, that saw teams arrive from Watford FC, Barnet FC, Hemel Hempstead, Buntingford, Hertford, WGC, and 3 teams from our Stevenage sessions. Although there were no trophies at stake, and no open top bus parade for the “winners”, the morning was played out in a competitive but friendly manner, that was ref’d efficiently by Foundation staff and an official Walking Football Association referee.
The total amount raised throughout September equated to £604.35. From everyone at Stevenage FC Foundation a massive thank you to everyone that donated and supported us throughout September – truly magnificent work!
Foundation Coach Ken Headington who coordinated the event said:
“We were overwhelmed with the support we have had all month to support Prostate Cancer UK, with many of our players saying how they have been affected by the disease in their lifetime. The guys have been generous with their donations and this can only be a positive platform for the foundation to build on for future fundraisers and events.”
Steve Kibler, a walking football participant from Welwyn Garden City:
“What a smashing event organised by the Foundation. Lots of money was raised and we got to play some quality football against some decent sides. The lift days likes this gives us old boys is incredible. It means a lot to us and we can only look forward to the next tournament”