Charity football tournament raises £1,000 for good causes

Jon Slater, academy match day co-ordinator at Portsmouth Football Club, chief executive Mark Catlin and Steve Weston, sales director at Covers
Jon Slater, academy match day co-ordinator at Portsmouth Football Club, chief executive Mark Catlin and Steve Weston, sales director at Covers

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FORMER Pompey stars joined forces with a builders’ merchant to help raise money for two causes.

Covers Timber and Builders’ Merchant organised a charity football match with Pompey Legends including Darren Anderton, Paul Walsh and Patrick Ageyemang for Pompey in the Community and Portsmouth Youth Academy.

The match raised more than £1,000 for the organisations.

Covers put together a team of staff and customers.

They took part in four exciting matches in the tournament at Fratton Park.

Clare Martin, from Pompey in the Community, said: ‘We are currently fundraising for a new minibus so the money raised couldn’t have come at a better time for us.’

She added: ‘The minibus will be able to take three of our groups out to games.

‘We have a cerebral palsy group, an amputee group and will also use the minibus for transporting Portsmouth Ladies FC.’

Steve Weston, director of sales at Covers, commented: ‘It was a hugely exciting event with some great matches.

‘We would like to thank everyone who supported us to raise money for worthwhile causes.’