Football fundraiser in aid of Bobo’s Fund

Fund raising football tournement for Beau Angelides.'Nuthall U11's v Linby Rangers in blue.
Fund raising football tournement for Beau Angelides.'Nuthall U11's v Linby Rangers in blue.

Hucknall’s kind-hearted community continue to keep giving to little Beau Angelides.

A fundraising football tournament was held at the weekend in a bid to raise cash to help the youngster who is suffering from a rare terminal illness called Sanfilippo Disease.

This was the latest in a long-line of events held across the Dispatch district to support the Annesley Road family.

Children’s teams were invited to take part and pay an entrance fee as well as supporters to enjoy the activities on offer at the event which was held at Linby Football Club’s ground on Saturday.

“I was really pleased with how the day went,” said organiser Jamie Brough. “The weather was kind to us and the day seemed to be enjoyed by everybody who came along.

“Beau’s mum Lindsey and the family also enjoyed the day and we managed to raise £433 for the fund, which I’m delighted with.”

The money was collected from entrance fees charged for entrants as well as various stalls and a raffle held during the tournament.

“I’m delighted with the support I received and the games were played in the right spirit of the day,” added Jamie. “All the comments I received during and after the event were positive and people said it was well organised.

“I’d like to thank everyone who supported the event including Total Sports of Watnall Road who donated the trophy engraving and all those who made it such an enjoyable event and supported Beau’s Fund.”

Lindsey agreed that the day was a great success and wanted to thank all those who took part, supported amd organised the day.

“It was a fantastic event and so well organised considering Jamie only planned it a few weeks ago,” said mum of three Lindsey. “There was plenty to entertain visitors and we were delighted to be asked to hand out the winners’ trophies. And even Beau received a trophy keepsake, which was lovely.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved for a terrific day.”

Other events held recently to support Beau’s Fund included youngsters at Hucknall’s Holy Cross Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy who organised a bake sale before they broke up for the summer and raised £87 for two year-old Beau.

Beau’s two older sisters Charlotte, five and Jessica, eight, both attend the school and enlisted the help of their fellow pupils to bake cupcakes and sell them at the school.

A recent biking challenge by a team of riders from Pro-Bikes of Annesley Road, took to the tracks in a marathon trip from Hucknall to Blackpool and back.

Stuart Murfin, Phil Draycott, Graham Lynk, Russ Bonsor, Scott Gamble, Gary Little and Kevin Lester took part in the event collecting cash for various charities along the way including the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which is based near Sheffield and support Beau and his family.