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Aldercar youngsters to take on police in charity footy match for Theo's Wish to Walk

Posted on 4th August 2014

Young Aldercar footy players are set to take on police next weekend in a charity match to help raise money for a local boy to have an operation which could help him walk more normally.

The Aldercar Youth football team, who are aged between 14 and 19, are challenging officers from the Langley Mill and Heanor Safer Neighbourhood policing teams, response and licensing officers, to a match in Loscoe.

It is to help raise money for Theo’s Wish to Walk campaign, set up to help Theo Hunt, a young boy from Underwood who has spastic diplegia and needs a special operation to increase the movement in his legs.

The game will take place on Sunday, August 10 at the Charles Hill playing fields. Kick-off is at 2pm.

There will also be a raffle with prizes following donations from Derby County FC, Nottingham Forest FC, Tesco and McDonalds.

PCSO Jenny Lorimer, of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team, has been helping to organise the match and will be on the pitch.

She said: ““Please come along and support us at the event which has been set up to help Theo’s Wish Walk reach their £50,000 target.

“It’s great that the local young people want to get involved and I’m sure the game will get a little quite competitive, with both teams eager to win. Most of all though it will be a bit of fun, and is all about raising as much money as we can for this worthwhile cause.”

For more information, or to offer support to the match, contact PCSO Jenny Lorimer of the Codnor, Waingroves and Langley Mill Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team by calling 101, or email ripley.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.

Theo’s Wish to Walk campaign also has a Just Giving webpage, where you can find out more and donate online. Visit www.justgiving.com/theoswishtowalk.

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