Hat-trick for Melton Charity Cup

Douglas Wilson (Voluntary Sction Melton's gardening scheme), Rhonda Fazakerley (Age UK) and Sue Mulligan (Melton Mencap) receive their cheques from Charity Cup chairman Graham Digby and secretary Alan Digby EMN-160621-144512002
Douglas Wilson (Voluntary Sction Melton's gardening scheme), Rhonda Fazakerley (Age UK) and Sue Mulligan (Melton Mencap) receive their cheques from Charity Cup chairman Graham Digby and secretary Alan Digby EMN-160621-144512002

A hat-trick of good causes had that winning feeling after receiving proceeds from this season’s Melton Charity Cup.

Competition chairman Graham Digby handed over cheques for £300 to Melton Mencap, Age UK (Melton) and Melton Voluntary Action’s gardening scheme before the annual meeting.

Thanks went to cup sponsors Graham and Linda Parker, and Gordon Wells, programme advertisers, Melton Mowbray Building Society, and Festival of Football for supplying the trophies for free.

They also thanked Holwell Sports FC for hosting the games, Melton Referees Association for donating most of their match fees and expenses as well as the clubs, players and fans for supporting the competition.

Several businesses also provided prizes for the raffle held on the night of the final - Nicko’s Fish Bar, Off the Beaten Path, and Roger Hodson. Many thanks to the Melton Times for helping to promote the games.

* Under 15s teams wishing to be considered to compete in the 2016/17 cup, contact secretary Alan Digby at alan.digby@btopenworld.com