Football marathon to boost Marie Curie

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24 hour football match will be played by NHS staff members © JMU Journalism

24 hour football match will be played by NHS boost bstaff members © JMU Journalism

A 24-hour football match in aid of Marie Curie will be played by staff members and their friends and family from the Liverpool Community health (LCN) NHS Trust.

The match will take place on February 19th and 20th at Liverpool John Moores University’s IM Marsh Campus in Aigburth.

The proceeds of the ‘Match For The Day’ event will be donated to Marie Curie, which provides care and support for people living with any life limiting illness, and their families.

A staff member from Liverpool Community Health who will be taking part in the match, Paul Hughes, explained: “The first Match For The Day challenge was completed in 2014 and it was inspired by my mum who was battling cancer.

“Sadly my mum passed away last year but she knew we were planning another event. The care she received from Marie Curie was amazing and made such a difference to her and the rest of the family so she asked that we donate the money to this organisation.”

Mr Hughes said: “The challenge is going to be really tough. It was much tougher than we thought it would be last time but it’s for such a worthwhile cause.  The first time we undertook this challenge we raised £15,000 for two cancer charities and this time we are hoping to raise more.”

To take part you can email or make a donation here.

About Caoimhe Harkin, JMU Journalism