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Bourne Town Football Club raises money for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice



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A football club has held a charity day to support a hospice that had helped two committee members in their final days.

Bourne Town Football Club and Bourne Town Junior Football Club joined forces on Saturday, May 7 and raised £2,455 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

To do this, they held an event at their pitch in Abbey Lawns, Bourne.

The Bourne Town Juniors under 12 girls (56787268)
The Bourne Town Juniors under 12 girls (56787268)

The charity day was in memory of Paula Turner, secretary of the junior team and Derek Bontoft, committee member for the senior team.

The aim of the day was to ‘have fun and raise money for a very worthy cause’.

Steve Bills, committee member of Bourne Juniors, said: “Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice helped both Paula and Derek when they suffered with cancer.”

The senior team includes committee members and coaches of both Bourne Town Football Club and Bourne Town Juniors Football Club
The senior team includes committee members and coaches of both Bourne Town Football Club and Bourne Town Juniors Football Club

To raise the money, junior teams of under 6’s and under 16’s played from 10.30am until 2pm and parents came along to watch.

Holbeach’s under 18 football team came to play in Paula Turner Memorial Cup in the afternoon against Bourne’s under 17 team during the afternoon.

To round off the day, Bourne Town Football Club played against committee members and coaches.

There was a beat the goalkeeper contest (56787271)
There was a beat the goalkeeper contest (56787271)

Visitors could help the club to raise money by purchasing from the barbecue or a drink from the bar.

There was also a raffle for people to enter and a beat the keeper competition.

The clubs want to hold this event annually as one was supposed to be held last year but this got cancelled due to covid.

“To raise that much money, you need a team of individuals and we needed the people that came through the gate,” Steve said.

“I’m proud of all of the Bourne public that came to support us on Saturday.”



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