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Town pulls on its boots for charity
5:10pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
FOOTBALL teams raised by town centre businesses and Wiltshire neighbourhood policing team took part in a tournament last weekend in aid of charity.
The eight teams, including town centre security, took part in Sunday’s tournament at the Swindon Rugby Club to raise cash for CLIC Sargent. Money for the charity was raised in the form of donations of £5 per player, plus the selling of raffle tickets at £1 per strip. Raffle prizes included a signed Swindon shirt, four tickets to a home game, a Swindon away shirt and donated prizes.
The overall winners were Revolution, with a 4-2 advantage over inSwindon BID in the final match.
A total of £350 was raised from the tournament for the cancer charity for children and young people and their families.
“We couldn’t have held such a great event without the help of the following people: Don Rogers for the donation of the winning trophy, Swindon Town FC for the kind donation of their raffle prizes, along with Boots, Vince Ayris, Alan Holmes Music, Wetherspoons, Brunel Rooms and Revolution for their generous prize donations,” said Rebecca Rowland, inSwindon BID manager.