A FEAST of football and family fun helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity.
The Greetland Community Cup – now in its third year – saw a team from Greetland’s Rose and Crown take on Greetland Goldstars at the home of the Yorkshire Model Car Racing Club in West Vale.
As well as an action-packed match, spectators were treated to children’s entertainment and refreshments. The Rose and Crown retained the cup, beating Greetland Goldstars 5-1.
There was a one-minute silence in tribute to chairman of Greetland Goldstars Roy Barber, who died last year, and the tournament’s trophy has been renamed The Roy Barber Trophy for future events. Nearly 300 people turned out to the event and organisers hope the day, along with other events still to take place, will have collected £2,500 for Overgate Hospice.
Andy Heaton, lead organiser, said: ”It’s been exceptionally tough this year to deliver this event, the recession certainly hasn’t helped but we must thank our major sponsors for donating generously so we could cover outgoing costs.
“I’m sure we can get our heads together and come up with a plan to make 2012 even better!” For more information visit www.greetlandcommunitycup.webeden.co.uk.