Charity boost from battle of sexes

Ashgate Hospice receive �3137.47 from fundraising football event in memory of Gail Hatton. bl-r: Claire Thomas, Jade White, Gary Lowe, Mark White, Kellie Hatton, and Jade Boulton, fl-r: Kellie Howdle, Kathryn henson hospice fundraiser, Ricky Hatton,  Sue Mason Hospice fundraiser and Ashleigh Butterworth
Ashgate Hospice receive �3137.47 from fundraising football event in memory of Gail Hatton. bl-r: Claire Thomas, Jade White, Gary Lowe, Mark White, Kellie Hatton, and Jade Boulton, fl-r: Kellie Howdle, Kathryn henson hospice fundraiser, Ricky Hatton, Sue Mason Hospice fundraiser and Ashleigh Butterworth

A BATTLE of the sexes helped raise over £3,000 for Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospice after a ladies football team took on a men’s side.

Aspire Ladies FC played Charlie’s Bar men’s team at Clay Cross Welfare club, on a pitch at the rear of Sharley Park Community Primary School, where there were many other fundraising activities including a bouncy castle, stalls, games and an auction.

Kellie Howdle (16), of Aspire Ladies, said: “There were lots of spectators and everyone enjoyed the game because it was such a good laugh.”

The event on April 17 was organised by the football clubs in honour of a Charlie’s bar player’s mother who was treated at Ashgate Hospice before she passed away.

Charlie’s Bar won the game 5–4 but it was such a success organisers are planning a similar event next year with a trophy for the winners.