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Droitwich Soccer Aid supporting autism for its return this summer

Droitwich Editorial 22nd May, 2024 Updated: 22nd May, 2024   0

DROITWICH Soccer Aid is back for its third year in a bid to raise vital funds for two causes supporting children with autism.

The free event will kick off at 3pm on Saturday, June 8 at Droitwich Rugby Club.

This year’s chosen beneficiaries are Worcester Snoezelen and Friends of Fort Royal School, both of which work within the community for children on the autistic spectrum.

The charity football match will see Droitwich Seniors go up against Droitwich Veterans for the third year in a row. Another football game for children will take place ahead of the adults game.

A spokesperson for Droitwich Soccer Aid said: “It’s been quite a journey to arrive here at our 3rd year, I never imagined for one minute Droitwich Soccer Aid would become as popular as it has.

“In just 2 years we have raised almost £12,000 for local charities, the support from both the players and local businesses, has been fantastic”

Coinciding with the rugby club’s fun day, there will free inflatables for children and a live band and disco throughout the day – all sponsored by the club.

Worcester Snoezelen will also be hosting a rock concert alongside lots of stalls from the chosen charities.

Children aged between 7 and 12 years old will also have a chance to take part in the Droitwich Soccer Aid Soccer School, organised by Nutrimental Fitness Studio.

Participants will get an hours football coaching and will also receive advice on looking after their physical well being.

Fundraising for the event has already begun with auctions and raffles taking place across local pubs and venues.

Raffles and Memorabilia auctions will also take place on the day of the event.

Auctioned items may include a Chelsea FC shirt signed by Frank Lampard, a boxing glove signed by heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury and a framed mini cricket bat signed by former England and Warwickshire County cricketer, Ashley Giles.

The event organisers have urged visitors to purchase as many raffle tickets as possible and partake in the memorabilia auctions to help boost donations for the chosen beneficiaries.

Parents who want their children to take part in the soccer school, for a nominal donation, can email [email protected] to enquire.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/p/Droitwich-Soccer-Aid-100069823609045/ for more information.

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