Macmillan FC nominated into Pride of Fenland

Macmillan FC presenting ?9,050 to Macmillan ANL-151221-090547009

Macmillan FC presenting ?9,050 to Macmillan ANL-151221-090547009

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Footballers who have raised thousands of pounds for charity have been nominated for the Pride of Fenland Awards.

Macmillan FC was formed two years ago by Justin Cross following his father’s cancer diagnosis and has raised more than £14,000.

Send in your nominations for the Pride in Fenland awards using this form

Send in your nominations for the Pride in Fenland awards using this form

Now the team has been put forward for the group category for the Pride of Fenland awards.

Mr Cross, 40, of Norwich Road, Wisbech, is thrilled the team has been put forward.

He said: “It is fantastic to be nominated.

“It means a lot to have been put forward and just goes to show how big we have become.

“We started in a field to raise a couple of hundred quid two years ago – and now we have two football teams. One is in a league and the other is a charity side.

“We have raised £14,000 in those two years and I would like to thank everyone who has helped out.

“I can organise an event but unless people turn up and play it doesn’t work.”

The team has been put forward into the awards by Liz and Roy McManus. Roy is a former manager of Wisbech Town FC.

Their nomination form states: “Justin formed the football team to raise money after his dad had cancer. They have handed over a cheque for £9,025.

“They play football, have gala days, bingo and carol singing. They have delivered presents to the children’s ward.”

The Fenland Citizen is once more teaming up with Fenland District Council to run the awards, which are aimed at celebrating the area’s unsung heroes.

An awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 17, in Wisbech St Mary Village Hall.

There is still time to send in nominations for: the good neighbour; group, club, organisation or charity; young citizen; volunteer in the community.

Nominations can be made by filling in the form below and sending it to the Fenland Citizen, Limes House, Purfleet Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 IHL.

They can also be handed in to Fenland Hall at March or district council shops.