Fundraising goal for football teams

Eve's cousin Frankie Gascoigne plays for Burlington Jackdaws
Eve's cousin Frankie Gascoigne plays for Burlington Jackdaws

Football players, coaches and supporters united to raise money for the appeal to help Eve Gascoigne.

To mark the national grass Roots Football weekend, a campaign was set up asking everyone to “give a quid”.

Bridlington Rangers teams joined in with the fund-raising

Bridlington Rangers teams joined in with the fund-raising

Players of all ages, coaches, supporters, referees and even those watching a match on TV were urged to chip in.

Senior and junior clubs in Bridlington got involved and the final total is expected to run into many hundreds of pounds.

Chris Kirkham, director of Burlington Jackdaws junior football club, was one of those who started the idea.

He said: “A fantastic day out there, which will be remembered for raising money for Eve. The football community came together.”

“Myself and John Kenney from Bridlington Town we were delighted with the response and it was great to see Eve’s dad, Lee, down there all day Sunday watching the junior football too.

“Eve’s cousin Frankie Gascoigne scored for Jackdaws, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Bridlington Rangers for supporting the day along with the adult teams at Stirling, Sports Club 2nds and a few others .

“Looking ahead it looks like the adult teams are looking at more events and we all hope we have helped a little to Eve’s cause .”

A number of Jackdaws parents also pledged a pound 
for every goal their teams scored over the weekend and the young players responded in style, the six teams rattled in 56 goals between them.

To donate, visit .justgiving.com/crowdfunding/EveGascoigne.