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Football club fun day raises money for children’s hospice

PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 April 2018

Children enjoying the multi-sports day.

Children enjoying the multi-sports day.

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A football fun day has raised more than £4,000 for charity in memory of a nine-year-old boy from Portishead who died of a brain tumour.

Children enjoying the multi-sports fundraiser at Portishead Town Football Club. Children enjoying the multi-sports fundraiser at Portishead Town Football Club.

Portishead Town Football Club (PTFC) put on the event to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) which helped Ben Pritchard and his family.

Ben was a member of the football club and his former coach Jordan Francombe and wife Emma organised the multi-sports fun day which was attended by more than 200 children.

More: Son’s death inspires family to raise £25,000 for hospice.

Children at the multi-sports day at Portishead Town Football Club. Children at the multi-sports day at Portishead Town Football Club.

Four Bristol City players also held a penalty shoot-out with the youngsters, before answering questions and posing for photos.

Emma said: “The City players were amazing with the children and we’ve been bombarded with emails from parents whose children have claimed to have had the best day of their lives.

“It makes us incredibly proud to be part of PTFC and an amazing community who all came together in Ben’s memory.”

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