Sports club donates thousands to local good causes

Colour drawing of willow tree in roundel with text Walsham-le-Willows Sports Club

The Covid-19 outbreak has been particularly challenging for grassroots sports but one local community club has managed to have a positive impact despite the current lockdown.

Walsham le Willows Sports Club has managed to raise £3315.75 over the last couple of months to support local charities and organisations within its catchment area.

Walsham Football Club led by club captain Sam Peters, raised £1577.00 that will be donated to the West Suffolk Hospital NHS charity (My Wish), this total included money from players fines and individual donations from club members and supporters.

Sam Peters commented “I was so pleased that everyone bought into the idea and we are really happy to help in some small way”

With no large social gatherings allowed the Walsham Youth football section decided to donate £500.00 of the money normally spent on their youth presentation to Suffolk Mind and to help fund PPE for a local care home.

Jan and Steve Murton who organise the Walsham Great Run Local at the club set everyone an individual walk, run, cycle challenge that raised £738.75 for the local Hospice.

Other members of the Sports Club and Senior Football Section then pledged donations of £250.00 each to local emergency medical charity, Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) and the East Anglian Childrens Hospice (EACH).

For further information contact Mike Powles on 07379 089890

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