Teams kick off for charity match

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Two football teams will battle it out on the pitch on Sunday in a bid to raise hundreds of pounds for two cancer charities.

The game between Wisbech’s Macmillan Football Club and Leverington Football Club vets will kick off at Leverington Sports and Social Club at 2pm – and local families are being urged to come and show their support.

Money raised on the day will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Leverington team’s chosen charity CLIC Sargent, which supports children with cancer.

The game will be followed by a big raffle, with top prizes including a flight for two in a light aircraft and tickets for Premier League, and League One and Two football matches.

There will also be hot refreshments available.

Justin Cross, who founded Macmillan FC after his dad was diagnosed with cancer, said: “It should be a great day and we’ll hopefully raise lots of money for two great causes.

“It would be great to see lots of people come down and support us. The more the merrier.”

Leverington manager Stuart Webb said he has supported CLIC Sargent ever since experiencing a cancer scare when his daughter was born.

Although she was fine, he said he met families who weren’t so lucky.

He has previously run the Cotswold 100 event in aid of the cause, and is hoping to run for it at next year’s London Marathon.

l On Friday, Macmillan FC member Janine Neave is holding a charity bingo at Emneth Village Hall.Doors open at 6pm, ready for eyes down at 7pm. All are welcome, and there will also be a raffle.