Dunelm Charity Match Raises £850 For Childrens Charity

Dunelm Charity Match (3)

By Rach Griffiths

Footy fever was back in the area last weekend when a fun filled charity football match took place in Haslington in aid of childrens charity Barnardos.

barnardos logoLads and dads of local football team “Inter Galacticos” descended on Clay Lane to battle against staff of Dunelm in Crewe.
Dunelm staff have been really busy over the last few weeks organising stalls, prizes and players.

The evening weather was perfect for the people that came along to watch.
Mums, Dads and children were busy watching the football whilst treating themselves to goodies from the refreshments and gift stalls that kind people volunteered their time to run.

Dawn Evanson of Dunelm commented:
The whole sum raised is £850 and Kirtsy Green and I were astounded by it.
We had worked so hard to raise a total of £100 which was our goal and never dreamed that our target would be topped by such a huge amount.
We were blown away by the days turn out, it just goes to show how the people of Crewe are very kind hearted and giving.
The people of our little railway town truly have a massive heart.
I am so very grateful to all the staff from Dunelm that came and helped out on the evening and also to the lads and dads that played, they were all fantastic sports.
Thank you to all the customers who bought tickets in store and to all the local businesses who donated the superb prizes.
On behalf of Kirsty Green and myself a big massive heartfelt thank you and see you all next year.

Dunelm Charity Match (45)The 11-a-side match started at 6pm and lasted 90 minutes.
The final score was 8-2 with Inter Galacticos crowned the overall winners.
The 8 goals were scored by:
Adam Socha – 4
Anthony Roe – 3
Jordan Ralphs – 1


Stephen Evanson of Inter Galacticos said:
Im so proud of the lads for the turnout and both teams played well.
On behalf of my team I’d like to thank all those that turned up to support us and thank you to Dunelm for inviting us to be part of this fantastic fund raising event.
Some of us had never played as a team before and we gelled really well.
We would be more than happy to take part again and we cannot wait for the next one!

Dawn, Kirsty and Dunelm with to thank all those who attended, donated and gave up their time to help run and organise the event.
Thank you to all the local businesses who donated prizes and those who turned up to support the event:

  • Bluebell Mini of Crewe
  • Repair World Direct
  • Next
  • MFA Bowling of Crewe
  • Anything On T-shirts
  • Offbeat Brewery of Crewe
  • Fayre and Square
  • PartyLite
  • Dunelm
  • Barnardos
  • Skin & Tonic
  • Tesco
  • Wickes
  • Vitalianos Ice Cream
  • Janistocks Of Crewe
  • Haslington FC

All monies raised from the event will be going to Barnardos

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour.
Their purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children.
They believe in the abused, the most vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected.
The money raised and hard work from local people and businesses involved in the charity match will support the children they help, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.

For more information on the charity and the work that they do please visit them on:

Story ©Rach Griffiths 2014
Pictures ©The Crewe News 2014