Charity Football match raises £2,000

Six formers from Thomas Telford School studying Business Studies recently visited the Moat and Gardens to get an insight on how a charity is run. They were so impressed by the work carried out at Albrighton that when the time came around for their annual charity football match they decided that the funds raised would be donated to the Albrighton Moat and Gardens.

The match kicked off after school on Friday 4 March with staff and volunteers from the Moat and Gardens and 500 students watching the six form 'C' team vs. the staff. At the end of the first half the 'C' team were 5 - 2 up, but the second half saw a staff revival and at the final whistle it was 5 - 5. There was no other option but to have a penalty shoot out to decide the game. The students came out on top by scoring with their first 3 attempts, whilst the staff only managed to convert 2 of their 4 penalties.

Although the students won the game the biggest winners were the Albrighton Trust and its clients. The students from Thomas Telford can be commended for their amazing achievement in raising £2,000, which will help to enhance the lives of other young people in the area.

The 'C' team captain, Ashley Wilkes came along to the Albrighton Trust, Moat and Gardens with two other team members, Jack and Tom to present their cheque. While they were on site they met pupils from Wightwick School who were enjoying a day of fishing. One of the pupils from Wightwick, Lucy told them how she had caught 6 fish and it was the best day out ever.


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