Stevenage girl’s charity football match raises £2,000 for hospital

The Eden All Stars.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Eden All Stars. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

A charity football match and fun day have raised £2,000 for a hospital that supported a baby from Stevenage with a genetic disorder.

The Eden All Stars with baby Eden Prowse, her nine-year-old sister Paige and dad Dan Prowse.
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The Eden All Stars with baby Eden Prowse, her nine-year-old sister Paige and dad Dan Prowse. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

Nine-month-old Eden Prowse was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a newborn. On Saturday, friends and relatives of her parents Dan Prowse and Charlotte Sallis teamed up for a fundraising day in aid of London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, including the charity match at the Baldock Arena.

The Hitchin Old Boys team at the Eden Prowse cystic fibrosis charity match.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Hitchin Old Boys team at the Eden Prowse cystic fibrosis charity match. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

The game pitted the Eden All Stars against a Hitchin Town XI. Dan, who switched from the Eden All Stars to the Hitchin team towards the end of the game, scored a goal for each side as Hitchin won.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity fundraiser Marissa Goldborough with Charlotte Sallis and baby E

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity fundraiser Marissa Goldborough with Charlotte Sallis and baby Eden Prowse. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

There was then a fun day for the youngsters, followed by disco, raffle and more for the adults at Tom Tiddlers Tavern in Stevenage.

Dan told the Comet: “It was an amazing community spirit – overwhelming. Everyone has committed to doing it again next year.”

You can donate to the cause online at justgiving.com/charlotte-sallis.


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