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Charity Football Match at Bramall Lane Raises £1,040 for The Sheffield 1000

5 June 2024

In a thrilling display of football and community spirit, Hallam FC, over 45s who represented Veezu, faced Casablanca FC at Bramall Lane on the bank holiday weekend.

The match kicked off at noon and successfully raised £1,040 for Dan Walker's The Sheffield 1000 Charity.

Dan Walker, founder of The Sheffield 1000, expressed his heartfelt gratitude: "I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who gave up their time to play football on the Bank Holiday. Special thanks to the officials, referee Tom Barney and assistants Lee Kendrick and Tom Holloway for donating their time and expertise free of charge.

This match was all in the name of a brilliant charity, supporting other charities and great causes across the wonder city of Sheffield. Thank you."

The officials, including referee Tom Barney and linesmen Tom Holloway and Lee Kendrick, played an essential role in the matches' success by ensuring fair play and smooth proceedings. Their generous contributions of time and effort made the event possible.

Paul Gosney, Veezu's Business Development Director, praised the day's events: "What a great day to play football, with both sides contributing to the charity. Hallam FC proudly represented Veezu Over 45s, who despite their age showcased the passion, grit and determination of a Veezu team. Huge thanks to the officials for donating their time, and best wishes to Dan and the team for their continuous efforts in growing this charity that benefits Sheffield charities and good causes."

Adding to the day's significance, this match was the last to be played on the current Premier League surface at Bramall Lane before it gets taken up and re-laid for the new season.

Both the players and officials ensured it was a memorable day. The funds raised will significantly support The Sheffield 1000' mission to help local charities.

For those interested in learning more about The Sheffield 1000 or making additional donations, please visit thesheffield1000.org

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