[caption id="attachment_2581" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Spot the Ball! [/caption]
Chris Hulme and the day pack issued the challenge..., returns guys readily accepted..., Mel Howes booked the pitch at Brickfields Community/Activity Centre.
Thus the scene was set for the Day pack v Returns scanners 7 a side football game, ably managed by Pete Hockley and Mandy Wickham-Lawrence. One team had seven players; one team had only six, due to last minute illness, but they played on in the name of charity. Oh and they won!!
The game may have been on April 1st, but Plymouth House showed they were no fools, by raising £99.74 * for Macmillan. There's a local Macmillan unit within Derriford Hospital in Plymouth which deals with a number of projects within the local community.
[caption id="attachment_2582" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Presentation time & proud banner display: Vitalius, Ryan, Malcolm, Jason, Chris, Aaron, Tony, Jason, Nathan, Scott, Tom, Referee Glen, winning Manager Mandy and 2 nephews (Simon Hobbs gone to hospital)[/caption]
Our reporter says:
Stunning sunny day - a bit cold for the spectators but ideal for the players. 5 minutes into the game Si Hobbs was injured and had to go to hospital.
Mandy provided enough food to feed everyone and all the half time drinks for the teams. Final score was 12 – 5, it was a good clean game, staff and managers brought their families to watch giving it a real family atmosphere.
There has been talk that the Nights Boys want to challenge so there may be more footy on the way! Roll on the next event!
* = this came from each team member paying £5 to play and spectators donating a minimum of £1 to watch. Pitch was donated free of charge and there were around 25 spectators and children :)