Footballers help to push heart appeal past £4,000

Morph's Barmy Army
Morph's Barmy Army

Friends and former team-mates of James Moorfoot took to the football pitch in his memory for a charity game.

The fixture at Bridlington Club for Young People on Saturday raised £472 for the Have A Heart, Save A Life appeal.

Morph's Wanderers

Morph's Wanderers

That means the campaign has smashed through the £4,000 barrier and has less than £1,000 to go to be able to fund a heart screening day for 50 people under the age of 35 in Bridlington later this year.

Gail Slater, one of the organsiers of the Have A Heart campaign, said: “We had a fantastic day at our charity football match.

“The coin toss was done by our mascot for the day, Ellis Duniec, with the match being played in good spirits.

“All the players enjoyed the day and the match officials gave their time up for free.

“Everyone who came along was very generous in helping us to raise £472 on the day which is absolutely brilliant.

“Once again a massive thank you to all the players and officials, the spectators, everyone who donated raffle prizes.”

The appeal was set up in memory of James, a teacher who died while playing for Langtoft last year.

The next event to boost the campaign is a fashion show at M&Co in Prince Street on Thursday, August 9.

Tickets are priced £5 and are on sale now from the store, or from Crane Wharf Cafe or the Harbour Huts 1 and 2.

All guests get 10% off purchases from the fashion range on the night.