Game raises cash in dad’s memory

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A CHARITY football fun day raised almost £1,400 to improve road safety and help people injured in accidents.

Julie Goldring, from Portsmouth, ran the event last month in memory of her father who tragically died in a road crash.

She is keen to raise awareness about road safety as her brother-in-law was also badly injured in a crash, and so all proceeds were donated to road safety and accident support charity Brake.

The day was hosted at Moneyfields Social Club, in Moneyfield Avenue, in Copnor, and around 300 people attended.

It featured a boys’ and a men’s football match made up of local people and raised £1,373.60.

Julie said: ‘The day was great fun and I’d like to thank all the friends, family and local residents who came along and helped make the day such a great success.

‘I wanted to do something in memory of my dad and road safety is an issue that is very important to me.’