Football tournament to raise money for charities

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A football tournament is being held tomorrow (Saturday) in aid of charity.

It will help Manx Cancer Help and the Mifumi School project.

The event will be the day before the World Cup Final.

The tournament, being organised by Standard Bank Isle of Man, is for all the family, with football, face painting, bouncy castle, go-carts as well as food and refreshments.

Laura Lewandowskyi, one of the event organisers, said: ‘What better way to raise money for two very worthwhile charities, than to have fun with your family?

‘The event will only be a success though if we have lots of teams entering.

‘Last year we raised £1,600, which was split between the two charities, and this year we’d love to do that again, or even beat it.

‘The football games are seven-a-side and so we’re calling for teams to come forward and register to take part. On the day spectators are also welcome as there will be plenty of fun activities taking place.’

Manx Cancer Help has been supporting islanders with cancer, their families and carers for the past 31 years. Standard Bank is also celebrating its African heritage by sponsoring the Mifumi Schools project, a charity that enables more than 700 boys and girls to receive an education in a remote area of Uganda.

Manx Cancer Help, fundraising events co-ordinator Ally Martin said: ‘We’d like to thank Standard Bank and everyone who takes part because it is events like this that involve the whole family and raise funds to help people on island as well as in Africa, that are so important to the Isle of Man and our community. I’d urge people to contact friends and colleagues and enter a team as it’s a fun way to give back to those who need our help and support.’

The football event is being held at Union Mills Football Club where along with the entertainment, food and refreshments. The bar will be open for the whole event.

It costs £70 a team to enter with a maximum of 10 people per team. If you would like to enter you can call Standard Bank on: 643735 or email

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