Alderton’s annual charity football match ended Marrieds 2 : 1 Singles, marking a return to winning ways for the Marrieds. Player-of-the-Match Tom McCotter scored one with Steve Bowles converting a twelve pass move from one end to the other in possibly the best goal that the Marrieds have ever scored.
George Smith scored for the Singles but in a turn of fate mirroring England’s recent World Cup demise George also had a penalty to level it close to the end but super-Marrieds keeper Dan Carroll kept his effort out.
Both teams are either village residents or have close village connections. This year we had three female players. Katy playing in goal, Kelly featuring up front for the singles and Belinda in defence for the Marrieds.
It’s not just about the football though as over the years we’ve raised tens of thousands of pounds for local and national charities. This years total was a fantastic £2,284:
- £2,081 to Friends of Oak Hill School
- £203 to Alderton Acorns Pre-School and Toddler Group.
Great job everyone
Thanks as always to our players, supporters, volunteers, The Gardeners Arms and to the Greaves family who support us so generously each year.
Next year the charity is Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre
The cold weather prompts me to remind you of the open offer to our community that if anyone needs an extra pair of hands or help of any kind, especially at this time of year, we can almost certainly find someone to help.
It could be anything - shopping, a dog walk, Post Office visit, the lend of a heater, a cup of tea, or something more significant.
In the “more significant” category if you or your neighbours are completely stuck please don’t go hungry or cold this winter, there are always options.
Relatedly please keep an eye on your neighbours, especially if they’re vulnerable for whatever reason.
If you need any help or support please contact, in confidence, Mark Watts-Jones on 07973 963539, 01242620567 or email@example.com.
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