On a sunny September afternoon, the players at Hawcoat Park Junior Football Club took on the Dare2Dip challenge for CancerCare and raised an incredible £2,401.61 - the largest amount the club have raised at a single event!
Coaches and parents from the club set up a community afternoon with pools, pods, stalls, and food for the players and their families in aid of CancerCare. The under 13’s club were joined by fellow football fans at Barrow Island Junior Club which was a brilliant opportunity to see rivals come together to support a local charity.
Barrow & Furness Area Fundraiser Mai Harrison attended the day along with Volunteer Pam Green whose son was eager to jump right in. The pair manned the raffle and sold hot food for the participants to indulge in after a chilly dip in the pod!
“It is hard to describe how much Pam’s and Hawcoat Park Junior Football Section’s generosity and enthusiasm mean to us. There was so much fun and laughter on the day, and it was heartwarming to see players and parents and coaches all take the dip for CancerCare. They raised a spectacular amount which will help us continue to support the people of Furness,” said Mai.
Over 50 people took part in the challenge and the players managed to persuade the coaches and a few parents to get involved.
We want to say a massive well done and thank you to everyone that took part, raised sponsorship, and supported the day. Your donation will pay for around 65 sessions for Children and Young People in the local area coping with a cancer diagnosis or a bereavement which is the equivalent of supporting five young people.