Charity football match raises more than £1600 for Ukrainian refugees
A veterans game at Amersham Town Football Club on 28th April raised more than £1,600, including donations, towards supporting Ukrainian refugees.
Attending the game were a family of refugees recently arrived in the UK. Anna, her husband Mark, who is from Buckinghamshire, and their children, Vlad and Evalina. They were living in Kyiv until three weeks after the Russian invasion when a string of bombs fell close to their apartment and they felt they had to leave. They drove to the border, through a string of checkpoints, before reaching safety and now live with a host family in Chesham.
Anna was entrusted with taking the kick-off to start the game. Speaking before the match she said that she and her family were enormously grateful for the kindness and generosity of the British people.
Steve White, organiser of the event, thanked all those taking part and commented “It was a great evening enjoyed by all and for an excellent cause.”
For the record, the team representing players in the former Chesham Sunday League, including members of the Amersham Town Football Club committee, beat a team representing players from the former Chesham Nomads team by three goals to nil.