Dorset FA Bobby Moore Walking Football Festival Successfully raises funds for Cancer Research UK!
Wednesday 31st July saw 11 Walking Football teams come together at The Specsavers County Ground, Hamworthy to raise funds for bowel cancer research (Cancer Research UK) as part of the national network of Bobby Moore Walking Football Festivals.
Bobby Moore was just 51 years old when he died. Shortly after his death in 1993, Bobby’s widow Stephanie Moore MBE set up the Bobby Moore Fund as a restricted fund of Cancer Research UK to fund pioneering bowel cancer research. Since Bobby’s death, the generosity of supporters has enabled the charity to raise over £27 million and mortality rates for bowel cancer have fallen by more than 30%. But sadly the disease still kills 44 people in the UK every day, showing we still have a long way to go to achieve our goal of tackling bowel cancer.
Teams competed in Over 50’s and Over 60’s age groups with AFC Bournemouth, Dexter Sports, Dorchester Town, Swanage and Weymouth all represented. Refereed by qualified WFA referees, the festival was played in a competitive yet well natured manner with eventual winners across the age groups being Dorchester Town.
Feedback from those in attendance on the evening shows the great success of the event:
‘Thanks for organising the event which was fun to play in especially knowing we were raising money for such a good cause.’ Player
‘Thanks for allowing me to be part of your event " Bobby Moore Walking Football Festival" yesterday evening. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.’ Referee
To see all the photos form the event please check out our Flickr album on the link below.
Bobby Moore Walking Football Festival Photos
More importantly the event has raised over £800 for Cancer Research UK’s Bobby Moore Fund and also achieved the aim of raising awareness of bowel cancer with those in attendance as players, referees, coaches and spectators.
To donate to the Bobby Moore Fund please visit the link below.
Donate to the Bobby Moore Fund
Thanks to The FA and Cancer Research UK for supporting Dorset FA to deliver this event and to everyone who came along to support a great evening of Walking Football!
All the teams attending the festival are part of the Dorset Walking Football League which will once again be offering league football for the 2019/20 season. If you are interested in finding out more about getting involved in playing or setting up Walking Football in your area please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dorset FA will also be continuing to raise funds for the Bobby Moore Fund through our Fantasy Football League for the 2019/20 season. For for more details please visit the link below.
Dorset Fantasy Football League