Players step out for canal fundraiser

Wiltshire Times: Players at the end of their walk Players at the end of their walk

Plalyers from Bradford Town Youth Football Club walked eight miles along the Avon and Kennet canal, to raise money for an under-11s trip to Holland.

The team went from Bathampton to Bradford on Avon, raising £2,700 through sponsorship and shaking donation buckets. Steven Stanley, 11, was recognised for raising the most, with £288 so far.

Darryl Beecham, 41, managing director of Rotamec, is a member of the committee and organised the event to support the week’s tour in May.

Mr Beecham, of Steeple Ashton, said: “The children really enjoyed the trip and were very well behaved.”

The tour, costing £9,000, will involve tournaments and educational trips for 22 children and eight parents. Appeal events so far have included a curry night, a 1980s disco, a coffee morning and quiz night.

A charity football match between the team’s fathers will take place in February, along with another disco.

The total now stands at £6,500.

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