Watch two councils kicking off at Care for Kids charity football match

Posted on: 22 March 2019

It’s all to play for in the North Devon Derby next month, as two councils go head-to-head in a charity football match.

Teams from North Devon and Torridge District Councils will be battling it out at Bideford AFC sports ground to raise vital funds for local childrens charity, Care for Kids North Devon.

Gates open at 6pm and kick off is at 7pm on Saturday 27 April. The event will include entertainment from The Voice FM, a raffle and licensed bar. Entry on the gate is £3 and under 10s are free, with all funds raised from the evening going to the charity.

Angelo Massos from Care for Kids North Devon, says: “This should be a really fun, family event which we hope will be well supported and raise lots of money for local families. I know the two councils have played each other in the past and there are bound to be grudges – it should make for a really entertaining match!”

Richard Slaney, North Devon Council’s Parks, Leisure and Culture Officer, says: “Both teams faced off at Tarka Tennis Centre in November and Torridge will admit they were lucky to get a late equaliser that day. So we are looking forward to getting back on the pitch to put things right, but more importantly to raise as much money as possible for a great charity.”

James Jarroudi, Community Engagement Officer at Torrdge District Council, says: “This is all for a fantastic cause and Torridge District Council have already shown their charitable side by gifting NDC three goals from a two-nil advantage! The game was played in great spirits at Tarka and the follow up game at the Sports Ground will be a wonderful occasion for all involved, I hope we can rouse a large crowd for this wonderful charity and look forward to putting on a spectacle….of sorts!”

Care for Kids North Devon provides financial assistance to families that have a child diagnosed with a life threatening illness, as well as working closely with the Caroline Thorpe children’s ward at NDDH to make life more bearable for patients and their families.

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