Football match for Ickle Pickles charity

The team passes the Nelson statue in Old Portsmouth. Picture: Keith Woodland (171022-0023)

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A FOOTBALL club is hosting a family fun day to raise money for the neonatal intensive care unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Locks Heath FC will host the day on Friday in aid of the Ickle Pickles charity.

The football club was approached by Kelly and Sean Runnells who wanted to organise the day to show their thanks to the neonatal ward.

Their daughter Neive was born in September 2011 after 32 weeks, weighing 2lb 14oz.

Kelly said: ‘We spent six weeks on the neonatal unit so we know how vital it is. We have fundraised for them for the past two years.’

Chairman of Locks Heath FC Dougie Leask said: ‘There has been a lot of effort put into the day by Ickle Pickles to make it a great family fun day.

‘We would like to see a big turnout from the local community to support this worthy cause.’

The grounds open at 1pm and there will be bouncy castles, raffles, fire engines, pony rides, penalty shoot outs and more. Asda in Newgate Lane, Fareham, has donated a hamper, which will be auctioned off.

A charity football match will take place between Westend FC and Highlands FC, with a 3pm kick-off.