Football match raises cash for Oskar’s operation
PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 February 2015
A CELEBRITY football match has raised £2,500 towards an operation to help a six-year-old boy walk.
Backwell firm Hudson Accountants sponsored the football kits for the match which included former Bristol City and Rovers players as well as TV chefs and sports stars.
The match was organised to raise money for Oskar Pycroft who has cerebral palsy and needs a £50,000 operation to improve his quality of life.
The celebrities took on a team of generous donators and beat them 6-2.
Della Hudson, who runs the accountancy firm in West Town Road, said: “We had a great day and were lucky with the weather. It was lovely to see so many people turn out to support Oskar.”
The match was held at Bristol Manor Farm Football Club and TV weatherman Alex Beresford, TV chef Dean Edwards, Somerset cricketer Peter Tredo, boxer Danny Butler, Bristol rugby player Sean Marsden, Cockneys vs Zombies actor Ashley Thomas and X Factor boyband Overload played on the celebrity team.
The event was organised by lifelong Bristol City supporter Ross Simmons. He said: “I’m really grateful to everybody who came to play in the match or support it.
“I also really appreciate sponsors, such as local firm Hudson Accountants, getting so involved. Oskar’s such a brave boy and his story has touched so many people. There’s still a long way to go, but the money raised will go towards helping Oskar get the surgery he needs.”
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