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Neale Wade Academy in March raises more than £1,000 for charity with football match

A school football match has raised more than £1,000.

The charity game hosted by Neale Wade Academy, in March, has raised money for Children in Need as well as a young boy who is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Student leaders suggested and organized all elements of the event, including managing the two teams.

The sell-out crowd comprised of Neale Wade Academy students who each donated a minimum of £1 to attend the event, and contributed to the atmosphere of the game by lighting up the sidelines with phone torches.

The money raised will go towards a young boy who is connected to the school community and is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

A spokesman for the student leaders, Samuel Keenoy said: “It was great to involve students and teachers together and to have so many students from the school come to watch and raise so much money for the charities.

“It has really inspired us all to do more events like this.”

Principal Graham Horn, who played in the game, added: “I am immensely proud of our Student Leaders, our staff, and the wider Neale Wade community for the way they have joined together to create such a special event.

“The generosity of everyone involved to commit their time and donate to these good courses is fantastic to see.”

In the match, Ambler United beat AFC Baxter 7-6 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

Following the success of the event, there are already more plans for charity matches in the future.

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