Police and Bluebird legends raise £2,000 for charity

April 15, 2012 No Comments »
Police and Bluebird legends raise £2,000 for charity

Former Cardiff City player Scott Young leads the team introductions

A charity football match between South Wales Police and Cardiff City raised more than £2,000 for the Noah’s Ark Appeal.

The teams made up of police officers and Bluebird legends played at the Millennium Stadium last week, with the former professionals winning 3-1.

Former players including Scott Young, Derek Brazil, Christian Roberts and Roger Gibbins took part, with Jason Fowler, Damon Searle and Paul Evans scoring for the Cardiff City Legends.

PC Mike Sullivan scored South Wales Police’s only goal.

The Noah’s Ark Appeal, which raises cash for the Children’s Hospital for Wales, is the chosen charity for 2012 of the Llanedeyrn and Llanishen neighbourhood policing team, who organised the event.

Sergeant Gary Evans, from the Llanedeyrn and Llanishen neighbourhood policing team, who played in the game said: “It was a well contested game but the class and skill of the Cardiff City Legends shone through in the end.”

Chief Superintendent Alun Thomas added: “Wales undoubtedly has a strong sporting and charity ethic and this event benefits a unique charity and more importantly the children who the charity supports with such care.

“I am enormously grateful to the Millennium Stadium for letting us play at this wonderful stadium and also the officers and footballers for giving up their own time and energy to support this worthy cause.”

HSBC matched a bucket collection pound for pound, bringing the total raised to £2,000.

Llanedeyrn and Llanishen Neighbourhood Policing Team are planning a number of fundraising events this year in aid of the Noah’s Ark Appeal. To find out more, visit ourbobby.com and follow @swpeast on Twitter.

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