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Charity Football Match Raises over £7,000 for Cancer Treatment Charity

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

A charity football match at the Alexandra Stadium, Crewe in May this year raised £7,177.50 for The Christie.

The charity football match – event organiser Andrew Scoffin (centre) with all the players and match officials (photo: Jonathan White)

The match was organised by Crewe Alexandra FC stadium announcer and lifelong fan, Andrew Scoffin, to raise vital funds for The Christie, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe and an international leader in research.

Andrew Scoffin chose The Christie, as he is currently fighting cancer for the second time in eleven years. He was a patient at The Christie for several months in 2009/10 and has been a Christie patient again since last year.

Players paid to play on the hallowed turf with the teams split into ‘Red Alex Shirts past & present’ and ‘Alex Away Shirts past & present’, captained by Andrew Scoffin’s sons, Ashley and Warren respectively. 

Andrew Scoffin with The Christie medal (photo: Jonathan White)

Andrew Scoffin kicked off the action with the first touch from the centre circle. In a tightly fought game played in great spirit the final score was Red Alex Shirts 0-4 Alex Away Shirts.

The game far exceeded the original target amount.

The Christie medal received by Andrew Scoffin (photo: Jonathan White)

Andrew Scoffin said: “Thanks go to Crewe Alexandra Football Club for their kind use of the pitch and the players and officials for making it such a great occasion and of course all those that made donations which included some very generous ones. Thank you also to The Christie fundraising team for their support and the presentation medal.”

A future fundraising event for The Christie is ‘Andy’s Army at The Alex’ at the Alexandra Stadium, Gresty Road, Crewe on Friday 10th September 2021 (7:30pm till late). The event will feature special guests NSS Band, and guest DJs. Tickets = £7.50pp.