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Football match raised money for the diamond year of charity

A FOOTBALL fundraiser between The Rocks and one of their closest rivals has benefited a children’s charity.


The Sussex FA Community Shield game took place in Lancing on Tuesday, with Bognor Regis Town beating Chichester City 1-0.


Kate Hershkowitz, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Sussex, said: “We’re pleased to have been the beneficiary for this community shield match in this special anniversary year.


“We are very grateful to the Sussex FA for their ongoing support of both our fundraising and safeguarding activities in Sussex.”


The match included a pre-match dinner and raffle, attended by both fans and supporters of the charity.


Ken Benham, chief executive of the Sussex County FA, said: “We are delighted to be able to continue our support for our charitable partners, the NSPCC, and help create the 60th year of the South and Mid-Sussex branch.


“With the help of the Sussex football community we hope to have raised as much as possible at the Sussex Community Shield to ensure their valuable work continues.”
Since 1959, £1.7million has been raised for the NSPCC by the branch.

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