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Christmas Football Game 2023

🌟 Annual Charity Football Match Wrap-Up - A Resounding Success! 🌟

We are thrilled to announce the overwhelming success of our recent annual football match between Selby Hands of Hope Vets and Malt Shovel Vet! 🎉


Amount Raised: £1091.40

A massive thank you to everyone who contributed, attended, and supported this fantastic event. Your generosity is a powerful force for good in our community.


👏 Match Highlights:

Final Score: Selby Hands of Hope Vets 2 - 1 Malt Shovel Vet
SHOH Goals: Gary Collier (2) - 1st (Solo Effort), 2nd (Assisted by Richard Singh)
Malt Goal: Richard Gladwell (Penalty, after Craig Hewitt's Peter Beardsley Shimmy)
Attendance: 139

🤝 Charity Distribution:

The raised amount of £1091.40 will be split evenly between Selby Hands of Hope and Selby Foodbank, ensuring a meaningful impact in the lives of those in need.

👍 Special Thanks:

Venue: The Whistle Bar and Selby Town

💧 Overcoming the Elements:

A big shoutout to Selby Town for allowing the game to proceed despite heavy rain, ensuring a memorable and successful event for players and supporters alike.

👏 Malt Shovel Team Appreciation:

A special thank you to the Malt Shovel team of Craig and Simon Hewitt, and Chris Harkin for their outstanding efforts and assistance once again. Your dedication and collaboration were crucial, especially considering we had a backup plan in place, should the pitch not pass the inspection. Your commitment to the success of the event did not go unnoticed and is sincerely appreciated. 🙌

🙌 Raffle Team Recognition:

A heartfelt thank you to our dedicated Raffle Team—Joycie & Nicole Howie and Pam Ellis. Your efforts in organizing the raffle added an extra layer of excitement and generosity to the event.


📸 Professional Touch:

Thanks to our dedicated team,

Referee: Gareth Rhodes
Assistants: Craig Thompson and Terry Galloway
The match was captured beautifully by photographer Mike Robey, and all made it a more professional and memorable experience.


🗓️ Future Plans:

Exciting news! We're already in the early stages of planning the next match, scheduled after the current season concludes. Stay tuned for a potential double header, with an open-age match

preceding the vets game.

Once again, a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone involved. Your support and enthusiasm have made this event truly special. 🙏

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