Posted on 7th October 2014
A charity football match between police and young Aldercar players has raised more than £1000 for a local boy to have an operation which could help him walk normally.
The Aldercar Youth football team, who are aged between 15 and 21, challenged officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams, response and licensing officers, for Theo’s Wish to Walk.
They managed to raise more than £1700 for the campaign which was 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.
It took place on Sunday, September 28 at Heanor Town Football Club and was organised by youth team player Daniel Waites and Frazer Hicklin, alongside PCSO Jenny Lorimer of the Safer Neighbourhood policing team in Langley Mill.
PCSO Lorimer said: “It was a very close game with both teams working hard to gain the advantage, but finished with the police winning by one goal to nil.
“We’re so pleased with how well it went and how much we managed to raise, and I would like to thank everyone who took part.”
The game had originally been scheduled for Sunday, August 10 at the Charles Hill playing fields, but unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the weather.
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.