A group of friends have come together to form a very special football team that seeks to benefit a worthwhile cause.
Macmillan FC is a fledgling football team that has already raised £500 for the cancer charity in just three games.
It was set up by Wisbech man Justin Cross. Justin’s father has cancer and he wanted to do something to help the charity that does so much for cancer patients and their families.
“It’s going really well,” he said. “We normally have a game for charity anyway, so this is just taking it another step.”
The team does not have a home base so they try to play friendlies against teams with pitches. Players give a £4 donation to play and they usually hold a raffle as well.
“We want to set up a football tournament in June and Luton Football Club, who I support, has said we can play a game there next year, which is brilliant. We have a new kit sponsored by Wisbech company Tes (Europe) Ltd, so everything’s coming on.”
Justin, who organises the team with Mark Brighty, does not plan for this to be a short-term fundraiser and wants to continue raising money.
They hope to raise £1,000 before handing the money over in the summer and will then start again.
The team wants to hear from any teams who would like to play them or anyone interested in joining. Get in touch through the Macmillan FC Facebook page.