Two charity football teams went head-to-head in Birmingham, home to one of the UK’s specialist sarcoma centres, to raise funds in the fight against primary bone cancer.
Matt's Legends FC took on Nightingale F.C. at the Shenley Community Sports Centre in honour of their respective charities, bringing the local community together to raise over £2,000 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust and Royal Orthopaedic Charity.
Both teams put on an impressive display of sportsmanship for their clubs and charities, with the match ending 5-1 to Nightingale F.C.
Siobhan Cullen, Regional Relationship Manager at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, said:
We are incredibly grateful to the team at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital for organising such a fantastic event, and of course Matt's Legends for their unwavering support. Matt's determination to help make a difference for other patients is truly commendable, and we were delighted to meet with the Nightingale F.C. players and Royal Orthopaedic Charity for a day of football and family fun-draising! It is only with this generosity and community spirit that we can continue to help make a difference for bone cancer patients #UntilTheresACure.
Matt's Legends FC was set-up by former Ewing sarcoma patient, Matt Wollias, to support the Bone Cancer Research Trust in funding vital research into primary bone cancer.
The team was re-launched in August 2021 following the Coronavirus pandemic and is now fully affiliated with the Football Association (FA). Since then, Matt's Legends FC has raised an incredible £8,825 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.
For those who couldn't make it to the match in Birmingham, you can still support two very worthy causes AND take a chance at winning some impressive sports-related prizes through a text raffle.
This includes many sought-after collectables such as a signed Aston Villa F.C. shirt, hand-signed Frank Bruno photograph, and signed U19 Women's T20 World Cup England Cricket team vest.
To take part, simply text "SPORTSROC" to 70085. Tickets cost £10 per entry and proceeds will be split evenly between the Bone Cancer Research Trust and Royal Orthopaedic Charity, which supports the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) in Birmingham.
The raffle will be drawn on Monday 2nd October 2023 and winners will be notified shortly thereafter.