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Win for team who organised charity football match to raise money for us

Published on 28 Sept 2022

Community football team, the North Wales Dragons, hosted a charity football match to raise money for us.

The team was set up in 2008 to support good causes. They use football as a vehicle to raise money and awareness for local and national charities.

North Wales Dragons won the match played on 23 September against another charity team, Cheshire Autism FC, 8-0.

North Wales Dragons team on the pitch wearing their kit with blind veteran Billy stood amongst them
North Wales Dragons meet blind veteran Billy

Before the match, our Vice President and local resident Billy met the team in their dressing room to thank them for taking part.

Billy spoke about how the funds they had raised would help blind veterans and how the charity had helped him deal with his own sight loss.

Matt, who is 41, and lives in Colwyn Bay, is the match secretary at the club as well as being a coach and a player.

Matt said:

“Many of our players are around the age Billy was when he lost his sight. For them to hear from Billy about his experience as a man in his late 30s, with a young family to support, and to imagine the impact sight loss would have on their own lives really brought home the importance of raising money for Blind Veterans UK.
“It certainly motivated us to do well in the match!
“We hope to continue to support the charity with activities at their centre and with fundraising where we can.”

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