Weʼve raised £440 to Support the Stephen Darby Foundation
- Funded on Saturday, 2nd November 2019
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Salisbury Walking Footballers were asked by one our players Mark Corrigan if we would consider supporting and help fundraising for his nephew Stephen Darby [ ex Liverpool, Bradford City & Bolton Wanderers ] who had been devastatingly diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, it was a No Brainer we had to help.
After some quick discussions around ideas it was decided we would put on a Charity Fundraising Walking Football Tournament and invite initially teams Stephen had played for and perhaps add a few more!! well the invites went out and the responses was outstanding, not only did teams from Liverpool, Bradford and Bolton agree to take part but those of Swindon and Notts County [ Stephen had loan spells with them], we now have thirty men's and six ladies teams taking part. Quick to add their support were Arsenal [ both Men's and Ladies ], Spurs, Oxford, Fulham, Brighton, Bournemouth, Pompey. Leyton Orient, Wimbledon, plus many more.
As well as our players from Salisbury and Amesbury we will proudly welcome on Sunday 28th July to the Salisbury Rugby Club, Stephen and his Family as well as his STAR wife, England and Manchester City captain Steph Houghton all of whom may just be seen kicking the odd ball and getting on the score sheet??
Our aim is to further fund raise at the event through sponsorship, programme & raffle sales and further donations from food vendors.
We recently added our story to Facebook and attracted 90+ shares which has attracted over 30,000 views and we thought if each had just donated 10p we would have added £3000 to support Stephens Foundation, with your help could we make this a reality?? will YOU give us just 10p more if you can and between us we can help support and raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease
- 1 year ago
Chris Christian1 year ago
Please watch Stephens emotional 'Thank You' to the full house capacity crowd at last Sundays Bradford City v Liverpool fundraising event for the Darby/Rimmer Foundation https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolFC/videos/2371688533153550/?t=0
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Aug 13, 2019
Congratulations to cyclists who cycled for the cause, especially my mate Mark Corrigan
Aug 8, 2019
AMESBURY WF PLAYER
Aug 6, 2019
We'll match the COGS for a fantastic cause.
Crawley Old Girls
Aug 5, 2019
Congrats on a great day, the COGS loved it! x
Jul 27, 2019
Good luck in the tournament COGS and BAGS xxx
Jul 23, 2019
Xcel Walton ...Geoff Everest & Tony Proud
Jul 22, 2019
Chris, thank you for your invitation to participate in your walking football event, wish you every success in fund raising for MND
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