18th Aug, 2019

Inkberrow youngsters net a fine sum for Redditch Nightstop

Liam Moakes 30th Jul, 2019 Updated: 30th Jul, 2019

THERE was plenty going on as boys and girls enjoyed a charity evening with a difference at Sporting Club Inkberrow.

Youngsters re-enacted the heroics of their England World Cup cricket favourites when they enjoyed their weekly All Stars cricket club event.

Also taking place on a busy night was a five-a-side charity football tournament organised by Fern Wilkinson and Grace Wakelam of the Inkberrow U17s girls’ team as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) – a voluntary personal and social development programme for 15 to 17-year-olds.

Along with the football there were plenty of other activities going on which raised £250 for Redditch Nightstop – a voluntary organisation set up to provide emergency accommodation and provide a wide range of services for young people who may be at risk of homelessness.

Inkberrow Girls FC manager Mark Wilkinson said: “It was a superbly organised event and the NCS members were a credit to the local community in what they achieved.

“It was a pleasure for them to use our facilities and help raise the money for this important local charity.”

The winning team were presented with a trophy and Redditch Monopoly board games donated by the Kingfisher Centre.

Meanwhile, Inkberrow FC are now preparing for the forthcoming season, with both the girls’ and boys’ junior teams along with the men’s senior teams all set for action.

The club goes from strength to strength with big expansion plans in development and the girls’ section are looking to add to their U10s, 14s and 18s teams. Contact 07795 259723 for further information.

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