Charity football match is a success for popular charity in Banbury

From L-R: Luke Hassan, Daphne Robertson of Katharine House Hospice and Kieron Shea NNL-150824-115059001
From L-R: Luke Hassan, Daphne Robertson of Katharine House Hospice and Kieron Shea NNL-150824-115059001

A team of Coventry City legends prevailed in wet weather to win the Katharine House Hospice Karcher Cup against a spirited Karcher UK side.

The event had been organised by Karcher, based on Banbury’s Beaumont Road, with the Coventry side boasting former players such as Lee Carsley, Claus Jorgensen and David Busst in the team.

The match was played at Banbury United’s Spencer Stadium on July 26 and saw the Coventry Legends team win 13-4. Goals from Karcher UK came from James Ridgers, Luke Hassan and a Chrissy Adams brace.

Mr Hassan, one of the event organisers, said: “Despite a miserable day of weather, the Katharine House Hospice Cup went ahead with high spirit and determination.

“The total amount raised from the build-up and on the day of the event was £1,122 which we feel is a fantastic effort considering the weather on the day. Karcher UK wishes to express their sincere thanks to Coventry City Former Players Association for being involved on the day, and to everyone who supported the event.”

Organisers still hope to raise more funds and have three items left to auction off. They include a signed Manchester United and Aston Villa football and a signed England Cricket Team poster.