Players raise money at Football for Cancer tournament

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IT WAS a fantastic end to a month of football which saw more than 140 players taking part in a tournament to beat cancer.

Cams Alders football ground saw the finals of Football For Cancer, an event set up eight years ago to raise money for local charities helping people with the disease.

Football for Cancer fundraiser at Fareham Football Club. Pictured is the O'reilly siblings L-R Ella 8, Daniel 11, Twins Bradley and Caley 6''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150502-3 PPP-150305-140952006

Football for Cancer fundraiser at Fareham Football Club. Pictured is the O'reilly siblings L-R Ella 8, Daniel 11, Twins Bradley and Caley 6''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150502-3 PPP-150305-140952006

Although the final figure is not in yet it is hoped around £50,000 has been raised.

The charity was founded by Portsmouth DJ Ray Ogilvie and all the teams are named after people lost to cancer.

Four matches were played yesterday. The Catherine Wood B Cup was won by the team Ray Martin.

The FFC Legends were beaten by a team from Havant and Waterlooville Football Club.

3/5/15''Football for Cancer fundraiser at Fareham Football Club. Pictured is FFC legends in blue against Havant and Waterlooville legends in White. L-R Spencer Cole and James Ford.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150502-1) PPP-150305-140940006

3/5/15''Football for Cancer fundraiser at Fareham Football Club. Pictured is FFC legends in blue against Havant and Waterlooville legends in White. L-R Spencer Cole and James Ford.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150502-1) PPP-150305-140940006

And a team dressed up as superheroes entertained the crowd with what was more a knockabout than a knockout tie.

The tournament winners were Kiwi Walker, who saw off WD Fowler.

Trustee Gavin Stockley said: ‘The football has been more competitive than ever, which has added a bit of an edge.

‘But everyone knows it’s not about who wins but how much we raise for charity, that’s the most important thing of all.

3/5/15''Football for Cancer fundraiser at Fareham Football Club. Pictured is Noah Clark 5''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150502-4 PPP-150305-141004006

3/5/15''Football for Cancer fundraiser at Fareham Football Club. Pictured is Noah Clark 5''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150502-4 PPP-150305-141004006

‘This is the first year we have been a charity in our own right so we will be awarding grants directly to source – to give help where it’s needed.’

There is still time to donate. Go to ffcevents.com

3/5/15''Football for Cancer fundraiser at Fareham Football Club. Pictured is fun on the water''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150502-5 PPP-150305-141029006

3/5/15''Football for Cancer fundraiser at Fareham Football Club. Pictured is fun on the water''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150502-5 PPP-150305-141029006