A TOTAL of £1,160 will be split between four charities following two fund-raising fixtures.
The Suffolk Champions Charity Cup and Shield matches were held for the first time this year as part of pre-season.
Needham Market, the reigning Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup holders, defeated CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup winners Lakenheath 3-1 at Bury Town FC.
McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup winners Bramford United beat Stowupland Falcons, winners of the Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup, 5-0 at Needham Market FC.
Each club was asked to choose a charity, with Needham Market selecting Cardiac Risk in the Young, Lakenheath picking Dementia UK, Bramford United opting for Suffolk Mind and Stowupland Falcons supporting Stowmarket Foodbank.
The purchase price of tickets bought by supporters of the four teams will go directly to each club’s chosen charity.
St Elizabeth’s Hospice also received a £200 donation after Andy Wilding of Globex Freight Management Ltd sponsored the fees of the match officials for the two fixtures.
Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal said: “Together with the participating clubs, the two host clubs, and the match officials who donated their match fees, we were collectively delighted to be able to support these five fantastic charities after the tremendously difficult year they have had with fundraising.”
Representatives from Suffolk Mind and Stowmarket Foodbank are pictured beside the Suffolk Champions Charity Shield after the match at Needham Market FC. Photograph: Paul Voller
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