Monday 11 March 2024

Wild Players In Football Match For Halton Haven Hospice

Matty Barlow (#20) in football action for Mersey Town FC in the charity game in aid of Halton Haven Hospice (Photo by Sharon McLean)

With the Wild not having a match at the weekend, Widnes NIHL team players Matty Barlow and Andrew Hopkins swapped ice for grass and took part in a charity football match in aid of Halton Haven Hospice.

The game was between Mersey Town FC - who are a good causes football club set up to raise money and awareness for local charities - and “Team O’Neill” put together by prolific local fundraiser Paul O'Neill,  and was played on Saturday at Parklands Sports Club in Widnes.  The football match was part of a family fun day in aid of the Hospice that also had children’s activities, a raffle and an auction of sporting collectibles.

The game was thoroughly entertaining and closely fought throughout, finishing in a 4-3 victory for Mersey Town FC. The goalscorers were Jon McEvoy (2), Matty Barlow and James Griffiths for Mersey Town FC and Carl Williams, Simon Atkinson and Joe Willcay for Team O’Neill.

Over £4.000 was raised for the Hospice on the day - with more money to come in - and there are a number of items still available to bid for in an online auction, which runs until the end of the month.

You can view the online auction items HERE