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Football goodies up for grabs at fundraiser
10:59am Friday 10th August 2012 in Dudley Council Noticeboard
Signed football memorabilia and Premier League match tickets will be up for grabs at a charity football event this month.
West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and BirminghamCity football clubs have all shown their support for Dudley Council’s charity football event at RedhillSchool in Stourbridge.
Tickets to matches and signed football goodies will be available through an auction and raffle at the event which will run from 6 to 8pm on Tuesday August 28.
People in the area are encouraged to go along to the fundraiser which will also feature fun football activities from West Bromwich Albion’s community programme, The Albion Foundation.
Adults and children will be able to have a go at penalty shoot-outs, crossbar challenges and test the power of their shots at the event which will raise money for the Mayor of Dudley’s charities.
As part of the evening’s entertainment sporty councillors and staff from Dudley Council will also go head to head in a charity six-a-side match and there will also be a women’s match.
Councillor Melvyn Mottram, Mayor of Dudley, said:
“We are delighted with the support we have received in organising the football event. To have all of the major football teams in the area offering their support gives it a tremendous boost and we hope people from the local community will come out to enjoy some family fun and help raise money for charity at the same time.”
All money raised on the evening will go to the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Melvyn Mottram’s chosen charities, Diabetes UK Stourbridge, Dudley and District Support Group and Dudley Stroke Association.
Redhill School have given use of their state-of-the-art astro pitch free of charge to help raise funds for the charities while local sports shop Soccer Kings in Amblecote have supplied trophies for the winners.
The event will also raise awareness of football’s anti-racism campaign, Kick It Out.