Royal Mail V Dairy Crest Football Match Raises £2402.00
Well what a great day we all had at the Piv in Nuneaton. The weather was amazing and everyone could enjoy a great game of football, along with stall's, bouncy castle, the Oylmpic Torch was on show and facepainting. The scoreline didnt matter (well it did really) it finished 6-2 and the Royal Mail picked up the Trophy for the second year. Its was end to end football for the early exchanges and Danny was involved in the action early but couldnt test the keeper. The break through didnt take long though and it came from Mr Oldacres. That goal seem to steady the Mail and another goal came soon after from Danny Armiger a power finish from the forward. The weather was making life hard for both sides but the smooth passing of the Royal Mail team seem to be helping and the PuppetMaster aka Steve Farmer rolled back the years with a clinical finish from outside the box, It finish wouldnt have looked out of place on a Premiership ground. The game wasnt all plain sailing for the Mail side and Dairy Crest were carving out chances and pulled a goal back to make it 3-1.
The scoring wasnt finshed and Andy Lovelock made it look easy gliding through the Crest defence and scoring a great individual goal. Further goals from Rudi Gazeley and Craig Whitmore in the second half eased the Royal Mails nerves. Time was running out for Dairy Crest and with the Royal Mail full of confidence, Keeper Matt Jeffries ventured up field and managed to carve open a chance on goal bringing down a clearance on his chest and finding the far corner with a volley only to see it cleared off the line. Dairy Crest got the final goal of the game with a lob over the advancing keeper into an unguarded net.
Thanks to all the players for a enjoyable game of football and the challenge has been put down for next year already.
The day was about raising money and awareness with all the stalls there was plenty of other things for people to enjoy. Thanks to Kim and Merv for their Cake Stall, Really really nice cakes I had a plate full and they were amazing. Louisa @ Beadelicious and also Emma @ Knit one Perl one had stalls showing off their wonderful gifts. Lindsey Edgington was doing facepainting/tattoo's for the kids which went down a storm. Thanks to all who helped make the day special. Most important thing was the awareness we continue to do and raise much needed cash to help find a cure or atleast a way of helping live with the condition.
Left - Jack kicking off the Charity match.
Above - Royal Mail thwarted by a great challenge.
Nuneaton Carnival 2012
Thanks to everyone who supported us today on our journey round with the Nuneaton Carnival. The weather this year was excellent and there was loads of people out on the streets to support the Carnival procession. Two years on from the first walk and it feels like all our hard work in raising awareness is paying off and from my point of view to see so many people shouting for Jack to come over so they could give him money was great to see. Ive been busy checking through all the photo's I took today and have added a few to this page for you all to look at.
We have a facebook page aswell and if you want to add your own photo's of the day please feel free to join and post on the site. use the link below to access the page.
A Massive thank you to our sponsor and companies that have help provide all the kit for the day.
The T-shirt for the day were paid for by Pointons Estate Agents.
The "Thank you" banners where again for the 2nd year produced by Sporting Touch and Sponsored by Frank Parkers Butchers. The cards Jack and everyone where handing out were paid for by the Rapid Access (02476 328811) of Jodrell Street and Printed by W.Cawthorne & Son.