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Villa Fans Raise Thousands For Charity

Villa fans raise thousands for Charity

Fifty-four Aston Villa fans have raised thousands of pounds for charity through living their dream and playing on the hallowed turf of Villa Park.

Over 21,000 was raised by Villa fans, each of whom had paid for the unique chance to pull on the famous claret and blue shirt and play in a 90 minute fully officiated charity football match on the 10th May 2008. The match was supported by an array of Villa legends, including Gary Shaw, Brian Small and Charlie Aitken, the latter managing the home side in the first of the two explosive games of the day.

While the Away team won the first game with a 3-2 victory, the Home team triumphed in the second, coming back from 3-1 down to eventually winning 4-3. Fan Steven Diggory, who had travelled up from London for Game 2, said that no matter what the score line was, everyone knew that the charities would walk away the winners.

He said: “Thanks to the Football Aid team and the staff at Aston Villa, I was able to have one of the best experiences of my life. It is a great idea and also being from the area originally, it is admirable that local people benefit from the funds that are raised.

“Absolutely everything about the day was perfect, (although we lost 4-3) and I am already in training for next year!”

In past years, moneys raised from this event have helped fund projects including the Aston Parish Church, the Wilson School and Sports College and the Aston Community Youth Project, all of whom were nominated by Aston Villa Football Club.

Charitable funds generated from the event are distributed through Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams, and split between Diabetes research and management programmes and other highly deserving charitable projects nominated by Aston Villa FC. If you would like further information regarding playing in the event, please visit the Aston Villa Football Aid page at www.footballaid.com or contact the sales team at info@footballaid.com.




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Date:Monday July 14 2008

Time: 1:52PM

Your Comments

Game two had some great goals, considering it was a roasting hot day the game was played at a very good level.
Eircol
Love this charity, gives the fans their dream and raises good money!
The Fear
Great article and a great charity! Had the pleasure and fortune to play in the second game for the home team (we won 4-3)! Was generally a dream day to run out on the hallowed turf! Managed to score and am still basking in the glory!!!!
Bosko
Aston Villa have a feel good factor about them at the moment.
col8
Best fans in the country, bar none. Its proved over and over again. Well done to all who participated in one way or another.
glensider
 

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