Eccleshall club sponsors Click Dealer recently organised a charity football event to raise money in aid of Ward 17 at Leighton Hospital, part of the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity. This was the second year in which Click had arranged such a game and it proved to be an entertaining match on the day.
Click Dealer came from behind twice to beat Codeweavers 4-2 at Pershall Park with a double from Jamie Baker and one each from Lee Rawlinson and Jack Ganley.
Aside from the game, there were various raffles and auctions all geared towards this very worthwhile funding effort by the company. Weather wise, it was a good day and the match was well supported by a good attendance. The teams were playing for the Jude Rimet trophy, named after Lee Rawlinson's son Jude who had previously been a patient on Ward 17.
Click Dealer have counted all the proceeds and donations from the event and are thrilled to announce that a total of £1,739 was raised.
Joshua Locke from Click Dealer said:
"We are delighted by the total raised and would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for the part they played in making this event a success. We simply couldn't have had this event without our partners at Codeweavers. Thank you for a competitive and friendly game, and for your donation to our raffle and cause.
Some of our very generous customers donated money to help us fund raffle prizes and event running costs - thanks to you, our event went beyond expectations. Round of applause for Saxon Bridge, Cheshire Vehicle Supplies, Durham Cars 4 U and Angus Mackinnon".
"What's an event without some top drawer food and drink? We were delighted to have had both Perry's of Eccleshall and The Giddy Aunt Mobile Gin Bar join us. We hope the day was a success for you! Thank you also to 'Passage to India' for donating a voucher for your restaurant to our raffle. Thanks too to photographer James Daley who captured the event with some great photos".
"And finally, to our team of Clickers! Whether you played football on the pitch or supported from the sidelines, if you helped with the organisation or the set-up and clean up on the day or maybe you simply supported us with a donation, we couldn't ask for any more. A fantastic effort that we hope to see continued in the future.
We hope to see you all again next year. If you would still like to make a donation to this very worthwhile cause then please visit our Just Giving page -
Joshua also thanked Eccleshall FC for their support and looking after both teams and all guests extremely well. Club Secretary, Jim Tunney said: "We were pleased to support such a worthwhile cause and look forward to hosting Click Dealer's charity football events for may years to come".
Photo shows the victorious Click Dealer team receiving the Jude Rimet trophy from company Managing Director, Gerry Moxham.