Women on target at football fundraiser

Football, fancy dress and fundraising were the order of the day as a Sheffield-based ladies football team took to the pitch for their annual charity seven-a-side tournament.

Around 25 members of social football club, Nunny’s Funky Boots, took part in the event to raise funds for Age UK Sheffield and FORCE.

Team member Emma Peake is from Devon and nominated FORCE as one of this year’s charities.

She said: “I suggested this charity as they have supported a friend of mine for a number of years (he has leukaemia). He has been endlessly fundraising for them as they are a small charity and he always says how incredible they are.”

Friends and family turned out to cheer the teams on at Sheffield Hallam University’s Collegiate Campus, where Sheffield Hallam Active kindly provided the use of the pitch for free.

The fundraising total was given a boost with a prize tombola and a pop-up shop selling exclusive club merchandise.

With donations still coming in, the total stands at more than £750 – bringing the amount raised for good causes by the team over the last eight years to more than £8,000.

Nunny’s Funky Boots is a social football club whose members range in age from 20s to mid-50s.

Katy Nunn, who runs the club, said: “Once again we had a great turnout at the event from players and supporters, who throw themselves into the fundraising spirit every year.

“We range in age, experience and fitness and really enjoy getting together to play for fun and fitness. It’s even better when we can raise some much-needed fund for some very worthy causes.”