Surrey Walking Football Fundraisers
Walton Walking Football Club have raised over £500 for Prince Alice Hospice, a local charity dedicated to providing quality care and support for adults suffering from cancer and other life limiting illnesses.
The club raised £553.55 at their annual Christmas party last month. The hospice is a cause close to the many of the club’s players and their families and plays a significant role within their local community. Clare Petrie, from the Hospice’s Supporter Care team, said: “The support of such a popular and growing local organisation is particularly good news for the Hospice; it helps spread the word about our commitment to excellent end of life care both here and in people’s homes. We’re very pleased to accept the donation and wish the teams even more success in the future.”
Walton Walking Football Club has almost 250 members with ages ranging from 50 to 84 years and are always on the lookout for new players. There are currently 17 walking football teams in the county who compete across three different age groups; 50+, 60+ and 68+. The games are non-contact and rely less on physical attributes and instead upon technical ones, such as accurate passing and good positional play. You can find more information on walking football in Surrey and contact details for Walton or your local club here.
The Princess Alice Hospice has been providing free, high quality, specialist end of life care to tens of thousands of people across a large part of Surrey, South West London and Middlesex for over 30. They are continuously caring for more than 800 people in need. 74% of their income is generated through fundraising and retail operations.