Lions club helps footballers to raise cash for equipment

PUBLISHED: 14:00 26 January 2020

Nailsea Junior footballers.

Nailsea Junior footballers.

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Young footballers from Nailsea have raised hundreds of pounds to put towards new equipment to improve their training pitches.

Members of Nailsea Juniors under-six and under-seven teams were invited onto the Christmas float run by Nailsea Lions so they could raise money for their team.

The youngsters went out one evening and raised £300 thanks to generous members of the community who donated to the teams.

Nailsea Lions also donated a further £255 to add to the total, while Mike Horsefield and Pam and Malcolm Hunt visited the teams to hand over the cash.

Coaches Ben Watts and Daniel Patterson said: "It was an absolutely amazing gesture from the Nailsea Lions and will go a long way to raising enough money to purchase a new line-marking machine, which we are actively fundraising for."

More than 35 children attend the football training sessions and matches each week.


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