Charity football match ‘a huge success’

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Players who took part in Match For The Day © Twitter @MatchForTheDay

Players who took part in Match For The Day © Twitter @MatchForTheDay

Ex-Everton star Kevin Sheedy was among those who enjoyed the successful 24-hour five-a-side football match that raised over £10,000 for cancer charities last weekend.

‘Match For The Day’ was held at LJMU’s IM Marsh building in Aigburth in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK and the Lyndale Cancer Support Centre.

Everton legend Sheedy was among some of the famous faces that attended the event which was the idea Paul Hughes whose mother has attended the Lyndale Cancer Support Centre.

The centre is run by a team of dedicated volunteers for those suffering with cancer. Hughes wrote on the Footyscene website that his mother had found the centre to be an “amazing support network” and a “really special place”.

His wife, Cat, shaved her head after the game had finished to raise more money for the cause.

Nayah Robinson, from Liverpool, said she attended the event because her mum works within the NHS Liverpool Community Health. She told JMU Journalism: “There was such great support throughout the 24 hours, there was music played, and overall there was just a lovely atmosphere.”

Proceeds of ‘Match For The Day’, which has so far reached £10,360.00, will be split equally between Lyndale Cancer Support Centre in Huyton and Cancer Research UK.

Robinson added: “At the end of the event, roughly £9, 000 had been raised, even though the target was £3, 000, and everybody made a donation. It was great.”

To donate money to the event, click here.

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