10 July 2014
A group of football enthusiasts from the Fenland area have joined forces to create their very own football team called Macmillan FC.
The team raises money for Macmillan by playing matches against other local teams and have so far raised an impressive £1700.
Justin Cross from Wisbech spoke of his inspiration behind creating Macmillan FC, "My dad got cancer last year and currently has to go to Norwich hospital once a month for an injection. It wasn't until then that I thought about Macmillan - not in a selfish way but, like most people, you never think cancer will happen to you or your family. And when it does, it hits you like a brick. Macmillan was my dad's voice when he was in hospital and they helped loads."
Justin found he had plenty of support for his Macmillan FC team too, as people quickly signed up to play football and help people affected by cancer. Starting off in a field with no electricity or water and just a couple of footballs, Macmillan FC now have shirts, rain jackets and match balls all sponsored by local companies.
Macmillan FC have already played seven games, organised a tournament and taken on a team of ex pros and radio presenters, raising more than £1,700 in the process. With a string of matches planned, including playing at Norwich City's Carrow Road stadium, Jamie's Macmillan FC look sure to raise even more in the future.
To find out more about Macmillan FC or to take part in your own sports match for Macmillan Cancer Support, please contact Cambridgeshire's Fundraising Manager Jessica Levin on 07894 566 608 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.