Seven teams from across Derbyshire, including two of our own teams and a squad of former Rams stars, donned their boots at our Walking Football Festival to raise funds for local charity Annabel’s Angels.

Taking place at Springwood Leisure Centre, the teams all played one another in ten-minute fixtures, playing for the fun and enjoyment of the game rather than for the points or prizes.

The entry fees from the festival were added to the overall total that Derby County Community Trust has raised across several events that have taken place in our Cancer Awareness month, which now stands at over £500.

All the teams had a great day and enjoyed the challenge of playing the former Rams, which included ex-players Michael Johnson, Marc Edworthy and Shane Nicholson.

The event concludes our Cancer Awareness month here at the Trust, but we will continue to work with Annabel’s Angels and other local cancer charities as part of our Active Recovery programme, which provides exercise and rehabilitation programmes for anyone who has been recovering from or living with cancer within the last five years.

Lee Fearnley “It was great for both of our teams and the other local walking football teams, from Matlock, Alfreton, Etwall and Derby, to take on the Legends team and raise money for such a deserving local charity.”

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