South Lancashire Football League Raises Hundreds for MRF – a Charity Close to Their Hearts

South Lancashire Football League Raises Hundreds for MRF – a Charity Close to Their Hearts

19 July 2017

The South Lancashire Counties Football League has raised almost £700 for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) after one of the players suffered a bereavement due to meningitis.

Craig Halliwell, the League Secretary explained, “The league’s division 2 cup is named the Charity Cup and anyone connected with the league can nominate a charity each season. MRF was nominated to be the charity for the 2016/17 football season by one of the teams, Clay Brow FC from Skelmersdale, after one of their players sadly lost a child to meningitis.”

The club raised funds at the charity cup matches through entrance fees and collections at the cup finals and on presentation night.

MRF accepted a cheque and a Charity Cup Donation Recipient Plate at the club’s AGM.

Rob Dawson, Head of Support at MRF said, “We’re very grateful to everyone involved in the South Lancashire Counties Football League for selecting us for the charity cup and for their kind donations. The funds they have worked hard to raise will be used to support MRF’s lifesaving research into the prevention, detection and early treatment of meningitis. It will also allow us to continue supporting families affected by this devastating disease.”

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