29 May 2017

Charity football match nets funds for hospice care

Fundraising footballers netted £2,360 when they took part in a charity match in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.Rennie Bear with Michael

The event at Seer Green Recreation Grounds included a cake sale, a post-match auction and an appearance by Rennie Grove’s cuddly mascot, Rennie bear. 

The busy day of money-spinning activity was organised by Michael Byard from Beaconsfield, who swapped his running shoes for football boots after taking part in the 2017 London Marathon just one week earlier.

Michael was among 20 runners to take on the marathon challenge in aid of Rennie Grove, together accumulating in excess of £48,000 in sponsorship. 

Michael has also thrown himself into the charity’s Muddy Mucker challenge in recent times, and taken part in several other events in support of the locally-based organisation whose nurses cared for his dad when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

“In my dad’s memory, I’d like to raise as much money as I can so that the team at Rennie Grove know how appreciated they are, and so that they can continue to support other families in their time of need,” he said.