Football day raises more than £1,400 to help disabled children in sport

PUBLISHED: 10:05 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:34 05 May 2017

Gary Hall, Barry Rainbow and Stuart Lee at the football day in aid of Get Kids Going. Picture: Barry Rainbow

Gary Hall, Barry Rainbow and Stuart Lee at the football day in aid of Get Kids Going. Picture: Barry Rainbow

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A charity football day in Stotfold has raised more than £1,400 to help get disabled kids into sport.

The teams at Barry Rainbow's football day at Stotfold FC in aid of Get Kids Going. Picture: Barry RainbowThe teams at Barry Rainbow's football day at Stotfold FC in aid of Get Kids Going. Picture: Barry Rainbow

The fundraising day at Stotfold FC on Sunday was organised by painter Barry Rainbow in aid of Get Kids Going, for which his friends Gary Hall and Stuart Lee are raising money this year.

Barry told the Comet: “The day went off without a hitch, a great turn from both the players and the supporters. We had some amazing help from family and friends with stalls, the bouncy and the raffle and so on. The figures need to be added up but we have raised in excess of £1,400.

“I personally would like to extend my thanks to Stotfold FC for their hospitality, along with the many who donated prizes, my family, the players, the supporters and everyone else who helped to make the day so good – it wouldn’t have been the same without them.”

Gary and Stuart, both from Baldock, ran in three races last year to raise £4,500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Barry’s eldest daughter Leila, who lives with the neurological disability ataxia.

This prompted Barry, who now lives in Stotfold, to hold this day to help their fundraising this year.

Gary’s team won the match 1-0 with a goal curled in direct from a corner by Dave Rees.

The top raffle prizes were won by Craig Hallums – who won a Wembley Stadium tour – and Lucy Powell, who won a London Eye and river cruise day.

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