A MANSFIELD football team is holding a fundraising day to raise money for a charity which helps children with terminal cancer.
Old Elizabethans has adopted The Joshua Foundation as its charity as a number of players have been affected by cancer.
To raise funds the team is hosting a series of special matches on Sunday followed by a buffet at Modhu Mitha Indian Restaurant, on Stockwell Gate.
Trisha Price, whose son Ben is one of the director’s of the charity is hoping thousands can be raised on the day.
She said: “The OEs are celebrating their 90th anniversary and have decided to support The Joshua Foundation.
“The team have had a few members who have lost someone to cancer so it is very close to their hearts.
“There will be a series of matches at Queen Elizabeth’s School from 1pm onwards and a running buffet at Modhu Mitha from 4.30pm.
“We are really looking forward to the event it should be a fantastic day and evening.”
Trisha, who works for Mansfield District Council, said more than £8m has been raised by the charity since it was set up in 1998.
Earlier this year she helped organise an ‘Ab Fab’ fancy dress walk through Mansfield which raised over £4,000.
Trisha added: “The charity provides life experiences for children with terminal cancer and their families.
“People sometimes forget about the families and what they go through.”
Tickets for the buffet cost £10 with half of the proceeds going to the charity. Call 01623 651 203 to book a ticket.