Successful Over 70's Walking Football Festival
The Senior Spireites hosted a charity Over 70’s 6-a-side walking football festival at the Dronfield Ackademy in early July. It was a friendly festival involving teams from Chesterfield, Worksop and Mansfield with over 30 participating players.
A total of £506 was raised by having a entry fee per person. All proceeds were split between Ashgate Hospice and the Disasters Emergency Committee (Ukraine). The individual who made the largest single donation won the full-sized original Cartoon Artwork by Keith Arrowsmith and signed by all participating players.
Staff from Ashgate Hospice attended the event to accept the money raised and even kicked off one of the matches! Representatives from Chesterfield FC Trust also attended to show their support for this community initiative. (A report of the event is on the Trust's website - http://spireitestrust.org.uk/2022/07/10/seniors-encouraged-to-take-part-in-walking-football/)
A very enjoyable day was had by all and thanks are extended to the teams from Mansfield and Worksop who helped to make this a special and memorable event.