23-02-2015

Twenty local charities have shared a slice of £15,000 after a successful Coventry Charity Football Cup.
The total equalled the highest amount given in the Charity Cup anniversary year back in 2007.
The annual football competition was won by Whitnash Town at the Ricoh Arena and other fundraising events included an Autumn Ball, Sportsman’s Dinner and a Family Day in conjunction with the Premier Group.
Among the charities that received a donation were Zoe’s Place baby hospice, Acorns Children’s Hospice, Island Project, Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Breast Cancer Unit at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
Cheques were handed out to the charities at Christ the King Community Centre, in Coundon.

Richard Aston, chairman of the Charity Cup said: “The Coventry Charity Football Cup continues to grow every year, and it is wonderful that we are able to help so many local charities, even in a small way.
“Our success is down to an excellent committee, many keen loyal supporters, and a wonderful sponsor in the Premier Group.
“As well as the Charity Cup, there are other local charity football competitions within the Coventry area who do great work, that will result in more than £30,000 being donated to local charities in 2015.”

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