United’s younger age groups took on a weekend challenge to do their bit for the NHS and other charities on Sunday, and their efforts are to be applauded as they raised just under £400 to help with the battle against the Coronavirus.
Lead foundation phase coach Robbie Edgar explained: “Sunday should have been the last game of the season for the Academy teams, so we decided to do a 5km charity run / swim / walk / cycle with the players instead.
“We’ve been having Zoom parties and online quizzes to keep the lads in contact with each other and the club since Coronavirus stopped play, and it was suggested by under-10 coach Paul Boertien that we could all try and raise some money to help with the current situation.
“As expected, the response from the kids and their families was that they were more than happy to get involved.
“Everybody tried to set off from their own home on a separate ‘socially distanced’ route at our usual kick off time of 10:45am on Sunday, and it wasn’t long before the photos and charitable contributions started to flood in.
“Fun was had by all and a really good amount of money was raised, most of which was donated to the NHS, although every child could choose their own charity.
“The players can’t wait to get back to playing again, but days like this remind us of how many great kids and families we have connected with our club, and with the Academy.
“Well done to everyone – you should all feel very proud.”