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Young friends score for Cancer Research
9:01am Monday 21st October 2013 in News
FOUR young football fans decided to do something different to raise money for charity by organising a tournament for adults.
Jack Robinson, aged nine, spotted a poster at his local swimming baths asking children to collect funds for Cancer Research.
Jack’s mum Donna said: “Jack spotted the poster and said he would like to do something in memory of his nanny Brenda, who he never met. She died in 1996.
“I told him he could do anything as long as he put his mind to it.
“I asked him what he wanted to do and he said play football.”
The Oakdene Primary School pupil enlisted the help of his friends Connor Mahoney, Ethan Watts and Daniel Ryan, who are also nine, to devise a plan, and they came up with the inaugural Cancer Research football cup.
Donna, 41, from Rainhill, said: “It was a huge success, with 13 teams taking part. At first we were a little nervous, but every team turned up.
“Liverpool Football Club even sent over three referees. The overall winner was a team from Liverpool called The Swans.
“In total they raised £650 and have handed the money over to the charity. As parents we are all very proud of our children.”
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