Chester MP, Chris Matheson, is to host a 6-a-side football tournament to raise money for local groups that provide food and support for vulnerable families and children in poverty this Christmas.
Chris said: “Christmas is just around the corner and that puts more pressure on everyone’s purse strings – but for some families, the challenge of making ends meet is hard all throughout the year. That’s why I’m doing my bit to help ease the pressure and you can get involved too.”
On the morning of Saturday 2nd December, fifteen teams will go head to head at The Cheshire County Sports Club on Plas Newton Lane. Each match will last 20 minutes and every team will get to play at least four games. The event will be held on The Cheshire's brand new 3G pitches.
Chris said: “I’m really grateful to The Cheshire for providing their facilities for free and for helping to organise the event – without their support, all of this would not have been possible.”
Teams can be mixed gender and all ages and abilities. You don’t need to be a professional team, you just need to get a group together from your office, school or your local club and get your forms and fee handed in at The Cheshire no later than the 17th November. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis and the forms can be downloaded on Chris’s website at chrismatheson.co.uk/football-for-foodbanks. The cost is £10.00 per player and there is a maximum of eight players on each team.
All proceeds will go to The Welcome Network to support their programme of activity during the Christmas holidays. The Welcome Network is a coalition of groups in Cheshire West and Chester that provide spaces where people can come together, partake in activities and eat a hot meal.