Summer 2019

Fundraising football fun to support Futurestars

A Fendercare Marine football team has succeeded in raising over £3,300 for Futurestars

The charity Futurestars supports schools in Ghana and Togo, helping to improve livelihoods and inspire children to further their education.

The team, made up of Fendercare staff and friends, plus two players from James Fisher Marine Services in Lowestoft faced a team from Norfolk-based Applied Satellite Technology (AST) for the charity match hosted at Norwich City Football Club on 14 May.

Fendercare Marine’s Adam Goble, who captained the team (and who joined Katie Ingham in organising the event) said it was a very close match which ended in a 2:1 win for AST.

‘We all agreed our man of the match was John Neves, management accountant at Fendercare who marshalled the team’s defences extremely well,’ 

He says.

'We were also definitely aided by two ex-Ipswich Town footballers on our team – Simon Milton who is charity director at Futurestars and Titus Bramble who is a Futurestars ambassador.'

 ‘The match was great fun and we are delighted to have raised £3,330 for such a good cause helping Futurestars run its excellent education-through sport programme for under privileged children in West Africa.’

Players and staff have also been donating enough sports kit to fill two shipping containers which will sail to Ghana and Togo later this year. 

About Futurestars

Led by ex-professional footballer Simon Milton with Titus Bramble as the charity Ambassador, Futurestars is an exciting and sustainable charity that offers weekly sports coaching sessions, run by qualified coaches to underprivileged children in Africa.

Fendercare Marine has been supporting Futurestars since 2015, helping to support thousands of children in six schools by providing funding for football coaching and PE lessons as a key aid to improve attendance and engagement among the pupils.

The Fendercare Marine team presenting Futurestars with a fundraising cheque for the game

Fendercare Marine fundraising

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