Charity games success

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DEDICATED fundraisers raised nearly £2,000 for charity at their third annual football tournament on Sunday.

Former Hemsworth Arts and Community college students Danny Wilkes, Eddie Taylor and Danii Baxter have raised more than £3,000 over the past two years by holding the event.

Despite there being less people compared to previous years they raised a staggering £1,764.89.

Half the cash will go to the Laila Milly Foundation and the other half will go to Cancer Research UK.

Tekkers FC were crowned the winners of the tournament which was held at Hemsworth’s Sports and Fitness Centre.

Miss Baxter said the weather worked in their favour and gave them a lovely day.

She thanked everyone for donating so much cash, and the college for letting them hold it there.

Mr Wilkes, 21, of Hollygarth Court, Hemsworth, said they had heard so much about the Laila Milly Foundation they wanted to help.

He said: “The charities both do incredible things and wanted to do our bit to help.

“Cancer Research is a very close charity to all of our hearts due to family and friends we have lost to cancer; those who are still fighting it and those who have beaten it.”

Torchbearer Mick Cordall also attended the event to give people the chance to have their picture taken with the Olympic torch for a small donation.