A charity football match at Hucknall Town FC will pit staff from two Tesco stores against each other in a bid to raise funds for a children’s cancer ward at the Queen’s Medical Centre.
Kirsty Pearson, community champion, said: “The ward was chosen as a member of staff has recently had his child treated there. We saw this as a great opportunity to not only help a fellow colleague but also our wider community.”
Naomi Walters, of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “On behalf of the team here at the hospital I would like to thank Kirsty and those from Tesco who are arranging this event in aid of our children’s ward E40. We are very grateful for their support which will make a real difference to children living with cancer here in the East Midlands.”
A team from the Victoria Centre store will play against staff from the Tesco Extra in Beeston. The stores are appealing to local businesses to help sponsor the match’s football shirts.
Gates open at 6pm for 6.30pm kick off on Sunday September 13. Admission is £3 for an adult and £1 for a child, with all profits going to the ward. A raffle will be held with prizes donated by local businesses.