A team of young footballers are showing their skills off and on the pitch after setting themselves a fundraising goal.
Leam Rangers U13 girls, which has players from both Gateshead and Sunderland are planning for the next two years and have put together an ambitious 18-month proposal to make £30,000 for the 18-strong group, to pay for kit, equipment and to take part in tournaments – including one in Europe in 2025.
Eight of the girls and eight parents have set up a fundraising committee, with the youngsters coming up with a range of ideas covering everything from a sponsored walk from the Stadium of Light to St James Park to a whole host of sports-related events.
To get the ball rolling the girls have already embarked on a range of activities including running raffles, carrying out sponsored challenges and organising a fantasy football event.
Stuart Pearson Head Coach said: “The girls and the parents have worked together to create a really amazing fundraising plan with lots of different ideas.
“It’s really impressive and more so because of how much the girls are willing to get stuck in and do this for themselves.
“It’s a fantastic experience for them, showing they can work as a team both on and off the pitch and will be an impressive achievement to add to their CVs in the future.”
The aim is to hold regular smaller fundraising events as well as more ambitious challenges through the rest of this year and throughout 2024.
To date they have already raised £6000 20% of their £30,000 target.
Anyone who would like to support them can do so by contacting Stuart Pearson at [email protected]
This article is based on a Press Release.