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We Fight Any Claim Community Blog Fundraising, Fun and Football

Our wannabe football stars showed themselves to be the next Gareth Bale or Lionel Messi last weekend as they went head to head in a charity match that separated the boys from the men…and ladies. 

The girls and boys of We Fight Any Claim came together on Sunday for an afternoon of fundraising, fun and football in aid of Lilly-May. The ‘real life’ football match was the latest in a series of events aimed at raising funds, and followed on from a virtual Fifa 17 tournament held onsite at our offices in Cwmbran. All of the fundraising ideas have been generated by staff, however we have also received help and support from others outside of the business that have been touched by the local girl’s story. Cwmbran business The Football Factory kindly offered their venue at a reduced rate on Sunday to ensure that the maximum amount could be raised for the little girl. The teams where made up with a mixture of staff and non-staff members who had heard of the event and wanted to get involved.

Laura Calloway taking a shot at the goal

Battling it out at The Football Factory, teams had over two hours of headers, free-kicks and off-sides with a short break in between to refuel and rehydrate. Each team was captained by our very own Calloway sisters, who picked their 7 a side teams from the boys that remained, with each team having their own sub. A battle to the death (final whistle) took on another level of competitiveness as the two sisters battled it out to have the bragging rights over the loser. 

But it was Mia’s team who were victorious, with a 14-10 win over their opponents. Mia told us:

“We all had such a good laugh. It was fun to be able to battle it out with the boys, but winning against my sister made it all the more satisfying. I won’t be letting her forget about this for a while!”

Action shot of the teams 

Thank you to everyone who came along on Sunday and made the event a success, we have managed to raise another £90 to go to the Lilly-May fundraising pot. We would also like to say a special thank you to The Football Factory for allowing us to use their facilities. Keep your eyes out for more of our fundraising activities over the coming months.