Charity football match for Children’s Heart Unit Fund

Easing Parish Council (blue strip) played Easington Community Policing Team in a charity football match at the Welfare Park. The match was to raise funds for the Chuf Charity at the Freeman Hospital.
Easing Parish Council (blue strip) played Easington Community Policing Team in a charity football match at the Welfare Park. The match was to raise funds for the Chuf Charity at the Freeman Hospital.
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EASINGTON’S Community Policing Team and Parish Council went head to head on the pitch to support the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (Chuf).

The charity football match, watched by more than 200 people at Easington Welfare Park, finished in a narrow 3-2 victory for the council.

Last year’s event raised £2,000 and this time round is expecting a similar, if not better return.

PCSO Andy Gilhooley, one of the organisers, said: “It was a decent turnout and it seems to have been a big success.

“It looks like we raised about the same as last time, maybe even a bit more, we’ll have to wait and see.”

Chuf, based in Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital, is one of only two of its kind in the country.

It provides more than half the UK’s paediatric transplants, giving hope to children with even the most complex heart defects.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/chuf.