VMFC fundraiser at Via this Easter
One of the club's longest serving players, Rob, has recently been diagnosed with cancer at age 32 and has just started treatment. Everyone at VMFC wishes him a speedy recovery, but the club also wanted to do something more. So they decided that this year's Easter fundraising event would, rather than being in aid of club funds as in previous years, instead be for Macmillan and the amazing work the charity does supporting cancer patients and their families.
The annual kit night fundraiser will be held from 8pm on Thursday 29 March at Via on Canal Street. Loads of players, managers, coaches, supporters and sponsors will be out in the Village in football kit to promote the club and to raise funds. Last year's event raised over £400 and this year's has already raised double that, weeks before the event happens.
The footie lads invite everyone to come down to Via to join in. It's free entry, with plenty of opportunity to support in the raffle and auction. With Miss Penny and the fabulous DE Experience providing the entertainment, and dozens of football players in kit, it promises to be a fun-packed evening. And, as it's Easter Thursday and is followed by a bank holiday, there's no excuse.
The footie club already has lots of prizes coming in from Hotel Gotham, The Comedy Store, JD Gyms, Junkyard Golf and a host of others, but would like more - can you or your company donate a prize? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
If you can't make it to kit night, no worries! Please make a donation at
http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/village-manchester or to donate a tenner text VILL69 £10 to 70070. If you can make it to kit night, why not make a donation anyway and help the event reach £1,000 before the night!
VMFC Treasurer Steve Joyce said "Cancer affects so many people and their friends and family, but when it happens to one of your mates and he's only 32, it really hits home. Macmillan is a terrific charity providing support to thousands of cancer patients. Fundraising is hugely important to Macmillan. Without people doing events, running marathons, climbing mountains, making donations - and getting drunk with a load of footie lads in Via - Macmillan wouldn’t exist. Please make a donation today, get in touch if you can donate a prize, and we hope to see you on Easter Thursday in Via."
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