HOSPITAL CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH
A charity football match organised to raise money for local cancer and diagnostic services in Harlow will make for a fun family day out this Saturday (19th May 2012). The game, which is being played at Harlow Town Football Club, will demonstrate the sporting skills of a host of clinical and non-clinical staff from Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Entry to the game will be £5 each on the gate and all children under the age of 10 will be admitted for free.
Barclays Bank in Harlow have kindly agreed to double the fund raised and with good weather predicted for Saturday it is expected that there will be a big turn out at the stadium.
Dr Al-sam, Consultant Histopathologist who has arranged the match said: “This is the second year we have organised the event and it already looks as though we will exceed the success of 2011 when we raised £3000 for the upgrade of specialist equipment.
“Above all it is great to see our staff coming together for a fun day out whilst having the opportunity to socialise with the public. Harlow has a fantastic community and the hospital receives a lot of support from them. We are confident that the event will appeal to all ages and are hoping to see lots of new faces in the crowd this year.”
Two matches will take place on the day, the first will see a repeat clash as the junior doctors take on the consultants in a bid to defend their title. The second will be an all female match as the domestic ladies compete against the diagnostic staff.
Dr Al-Sam added: “Everyone has been training hard for weeks so we can put on a great performance. Last year’s match was a real battle that no one was prepared to lose; this year the competitive streak in all the players has grown.”
Food and drink will be available at the stadium along with face painting, bouncy castles, nail art, half time cheerleading, a dance performance, and singing from an X-factor star.