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Hundreds raised from charity football match in aid of Manchester Terror Attack victims

Hundreds raised from charity football match in aid of Manchester Terror Attack victims

Rydal Penrhos and Llandudno Legends (Photo: Terry Williams/NWN Media)

Hundreds of pounds have been raised from a special charity match in aid of those affected by the Manchester Terror Attack.

Rydal Penrhos took on Llandudno FC Legends on Friday, June 16 in the special clash, which was set up to raise money for the Penny Appeal’s campaign for those affected by the atrocity.

A highly competitive affair at the Giant Hospitality Stadium went the way of the home side, who triumphed 4-2 against the school side which was comprised of staff, current and former pupils.

The Legends, who had a number of standout performers including Mike Lundstram, Mark Orme and Lee Thomas, took a two-goal lead into the interval.

The introduction of Welsh Premier League standout Danny Hughes further aided their cause after the break, and Thomas rounded off a fine team move with a third shortly after the restart.

Nick Sissons goes for goal (Photo: Terry Williams/NWN Media)

Rydal Penrhos missed a host of chances throughout the contest but finally got on the score-sheet courtesy of a Nick Sissons penalty midway through the half, before they reduced the arrears further thanks to neat finish from the impressive Jamie Joyce.

The hosts responded well and sealed the victory with another goal in the final quarter of what was a fantastic occasion.

More than £800 has already been raised from the event, with donations still being taken ahead of the deadline of Friday, June 30.

Communications Assistant Dean Jones, who organised the game with the help of Legends manager Sam Williams, said: “It was a brilliant occasion and I would like to thank all those who played, donated and attended the event.

“We have already raised a considerable amount and hopefully we can reach the £1,000 milestone by the time we close donations at the end of the month.”

Anyone wishing to donate can still do so by visiting the Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rps-llandudno-charity-football


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