Battling Fat Lads FC has very kindly donated £180 to Horton Housing Association following their charity football match against West Yorkshire Police FC, and aim to donate a similar amount after their next fixture in June.
The charity side, based in Mirfield, began playing in fundraising fixtures when they joined the FA People’s Cup, raising money for Oddballs after one of their team members was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer.
Since then, Battling Fat Lads FC has gone on to raise over £10,000 for a number of great causes, including Fairfield School, Byron Cardiology Unit, British Liver Trust and Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.
Despite an even encounter before the break, the side ultimately fell to defeat against the Police XI after a high scoring and entertaining second half.
Speaking after the match, Captain Matt Grist said: “We have chosen Horton Housing to receive our donation for the next two games because we want to support a cause that is fundamental in creating safe places for families. As captain of the Fat Lads, I work in Bradford so I have directly seen the positive effects this charity can have on the families they support.”
The donations will help purchase a number of starter packs for families and other people we support moving into new tenancies, as well as helping to fund engagement activities and other educational courses.
We’d like to thank Battling Fat Lads FC, West Yorkshire Police Football Club and the match officials for their incredible generosity.
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