Charity football match to raise money for our blind veterans
Community football team, North Wales Dragons, is hosting a charity match to raise money for our blind veterans.
The team, set up in 2008 to support good causes, use football as a vehicle to raise money and awareness for local and national charities.
They have chosen to support our charity for their latest fundraising match which kicks off at 7.30pm on Friday September 23 at the Llandudno FC stadium against another charity team, Cheshire Autism FC.
During the match donations will be collected and there will also be a raffle taking place.
Matt is the match secretary at the club as well as being a coach and a player. He said:
“I joined the British Army when I was 16 and served for 23 years as a combat medical technician in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
“During my time I served in several operations including Iraq and Afghanistan and I saw first-hand the devastating injuries suffered by our Servicemen and women.
“I find it incredibly humbling to see the work military charities do to better the lives of those who have suffered life changing injuries.
“Being from North Wales, it’s great that there is such an incredible national charity working out of Llandudno which provides such an amazing service and as a team we are honoured to be able to support the work of Blind Veterans UK in our own way.
“To date I have raised around £30,000 for various charities including Blind Veterans UK who I fundraised for with a 24-hour row-a-thon. Blind Veterans UK makes a real difference to the military veterans’ community, a group that is close to my heart.”
Ahead of the upcoming match, Matt said:
“I love the occasion of the games. We make every effort to make the matchday experience memorable for all the players.
“We train once a week and have players ranging from 18 to 63 years old, but we don’t play in a league and we don’t play for results, we only play around eight matches a year and these are all for charity.
“Our focus is on making football inclusive for all and promoting good mental health. This game will be special, I know that every penny we raise will make a difference.”
Show your support for North Wales Dragons and help them reach their fundraising target