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24-Hour Charity Match Declared A Huge Success

16 May 2022

A photograph of the two teams that played in the 24-Hour Charity Match Ian Allington
The two teams that played in the 24-Hour Charity Match

There may be a few aching limbs around the Barrow area this morning after two squads of players completed another incredible 24-Hour Charity Match at The Dunes Hotel Stadium.

The event, which rolled through from 3pm on Saturday to 3pm on Sunday, was played out between teams from Barrow Community Trust and Barrow & District Junior Football League.

Now into its second year, the astonishing test of physical and mental toughness once again proved a huge success as the players fought through the pain barrier to complete the full 24 hours.

Money raised from the charity encounter is to be donated equally between St Mary’s Hospice and a fund to improve the football facilities at Schneider Road.

“I want to thank everyone who took part,” said Craig Rutherford, Community Trust Manager and joint organiser of the event alongside the Club’s Dedicated Football Officer, Rickie Wallbank.

“Everyone involved pushed their bodies to the absolute limit and it’s fantastic to think that we have all played our part in raising money for two amazing local causes.

“I’m feeling tired now and need some rest, but I am just in awe of everyone who was out there alongside me and thankful for those who supported the event and those who turned up to watch.”

Well done, everyone!

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