Chichester City were beaten 1-0 in a charity football match to help celebrate the six decade anniversary of NSPCC South and Mid Sussex branch.
The Sussex Community Shield, in aid of the NSPCC held the football match between Chichester City and Bognor Regis Town. The community event was held at Sussex County FA, Lancing, on Tuesday and featured a pre-match dinner with a raffle including Jennie’s Jams, Sue’s jewellery, Daniel’s Tombola and NSPCC merchandise.
Over the past 24 years, Sussex County FA has hosted or taken part in many events to help the NSPCC raise funds. It also helps the NSPCC South and Mid- Sussex branch with meeting spaces and its annual meeting.
Ken Benham, chief executive of the Sussex County FA, said before the game: “We are delighted to be able to continue our support for our charitable partners the NSPCC, and help celebrate the 60th year of the South and Mid-Sussex branch.
“With the help of the Sussex football community, we can hopefully raise as much as possible at the Sussex Community Shield to ensure their valuable work continues.”
Kate Hershkowitz, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Sussex, said: “We are so pleased to be the beneficiary for this year’s Community Shield match in this special anniversary year, and very grateful to the Sussex County FA for their ongoing support of both our fundraising and safeguarding activities in Sussex.”
A whopping £1.7million has been raised for the NSPCC since 1959 thanks to volunteers connected to the charity’s South and Mid-Sussex branch hosting events such as jam sales, quiz nights and coffee mornings.