RIVAL teachers from two local colleges battled it out on the football field to raise money for a new sensory unit.
Staff from Minsthorpe Community College and Hemsworth Arts and Community College met at Frickley Athletic’s ground last Wednesday, with Minsthorpe thrashing the opposition 6-0.
The money raised was split between the football club and Madison’s Dream - a fund that was set up to build a sensory unit in honour of South Kirkby baby Madison Murray, who had spinal muscular atrophy.
The disorder affected the motor neurons in her body, which meant proteins could not get to her muscles effectively. She died aged 17 weeks in March but her parents Laura Kendall and Jason Murray pledged to keep fundraising for the unit, which will benefit people with sensory impairments.
A recent event at Burntwood Court , Brierley, raised thousands of pounds, taking the total amount collected so far to a staggering £22,000.
The event saw performances from Robbie Williams tribute act Tony Lewis and the Wakefield Wildcat Dolls, a secret auction and the launch of the 2013 Madison’s Dream Girls calendar. Visit www.madisonsdream.moonfruit.co.uk to donate to the fund.