18th Oct, 2017

Old boys take on first team for the hospices

Coventry Editorial 1st May, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FOOTBALLERS are set to kick off their charity fund-raising bid with a special match in aid of The Myton Hospices.

Cubbington Albion Old Boys will take on the current Cubbington Albion squad in a winner takes all clash this Sunday (May 4).

But while both teams will be doing all they can to secure victory on the day, they will also be hoping to raise as much money as possible for Myton Hospice, which has a base in Coventry.

It is a cause that is particularly close to the heart of organiser Tim O’Mahoney who, aged just 38, is the oldest member of the current Cubbington Albion team.

He told The Observer: “I chose Myton Hospice for personal reasons really as my nan and grandad were at the Warwick Hospice in their final days suffering from the effects of cancer.

“I know many of the lads’ friends and families have also had people cared for by the hospice and the staff provide fantastic support so we thought the charity football day would be a fun way of helping out.

“Hopefully we will be able to pull in a few hundred pounds and for a charity which relies solely on donations, anything will be more than if we’d done nothing.”

Kicking off at 2.30pm, the match will be free to watch but raffle tickets will be on sale with a ‘guess the amount of sweets in the jar’ competition as well as a bouncy castle and ice cream van. The fun will then continue in the evening at Cubbington Sports and Social Club.

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