Council Chairman raises incredible £11,600 for Ashgate Hospicecare in charity football match

At the first inaugural Ashgate Hospicecare Cup charity match, North East Derbyshire District Council Chairman, Cllr Martin Thacker raised a staggering £11,600 for the charity.

In an evenly contested match, Jewson Property Professionals FC took on Morgan Sindall FC at the Technique Stadium.

The match finished 2-2 and went down to a nerve jangling penalty kick shootout, where Jewson’s came out on top as they scored the winning penalty to lift the inaugural cup!

In reality the real winners were Ashgate Hospicecare as the match raised an incredible figure for the charity which means all the more as fundraising events and charities have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

North East Derbyshire District Council Chairman, Cllr Martin Thacker said, “What a fantastic evening of entertainment we had from both teams! Everyone had such a great time and a huge congratulations must go to Jewson Property Professionals for lifting the cup!”

“£11,600 pounds is an incredible figure to raise for my charity Ashgate Hospicecare, who, like others, have been hit hard by the pandemic”.

“I cannot thank the sponsors of the event enough for their generosity and I would like to give a special thanks to Richard Harding who has been the driving force behind the scenes and worked tirelessly to ensure these vital funds were raised”.

“My gratitude also extends to all those involved with setting up the match and donated to such a worthy and valuable cause”.

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