Football fans lend a hand to end poverty

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A charity football event has raised £270 to help youngsters living in poverty in Ghana and closer to home.

The 11-a-side football match was played by friends of the LEAP (Let’s End all Poverty) at Filey Secondary School to help raise funds for those in poverty around the world and the UK. One such current good cause is the street kids of Ghana and money towards a new orphanage. Paul Tymon, who helped organise the event, said: “Friends of ours and of the orphanage wanted to help raise money for this fantastic cause whilst having some fun. Players ranged from 19 to 58 and everyone paid to play. It was great to play an 11-a-side game with full kits, a great pitch and three qualified officials with a great group of lads.

“Filey Secondary school kindly allowed us to use their pitch for free and all the players went for drinks and food laid on for free by The Ship pub on Falsgrave after the match. Everyone has been so kind and generous.” Submitted picture