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Charity match raised £4,500

Created on 01/11/2016 @ 11:51
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A football match held to give something back to the health professionals who saved the lives of two local newborns raised a whopping £4,500.

The money has now been counted and is ready to go to good causes, and the impressive amount is a huge pat on the back to the local football community.

The match between Team Ava and Team Noah was played at Latham Park with a number of fund raising activities held on the sidelines.

Last night Ava’s mother declared the cheques were now ready to be handed over next week.

“We raised just over £4500, so we have decided that we will be donating £3,500 to Birmingham Children's Hospital and the rest to Ronald McDonald House that helps parents stay with their children and families,” said Becca Duffield, whose partner Tony Meredith is a well-known player on the local football scene.

Earlier this year we shared their story about how the hospital saved the life of their newborn Ava. It has also cared for Noah, the son of another well-known local footballer Steve Hole and his partner Jodi.

“Many thanks again to everyone that came and even if you donated a pound it means such a lot and hopefully we will try and do more charity events for the hospital as we will forever be in their debt for saving our little girl,” Becca added.

Our previous story about Team Ava can be viewed here:

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