Charity Football Match at Whyteleafe Football Club

A charity football match to help Freddie Farmer Foundation is being held at Whyteleafe Football Club on Church Road, Whyteleafe on Sunday 24th July, kick-off at 3pm.

The FALC United vs Sands United London match is being organised by 26-year-old Tom Henderson from Old Coulsdon and 25-year-old Sean Feeney from Caterham.

The two men have hosted charity football matches before at Whyteleafe Football Club and Bromley Football Club to raise money for Freddie Farmer Foundation, Action for Children, Brain Tumour Charity and Scarlett’s Walk. Tom started it as a project at university and it’s grown from there.

Since the first charity football match in 2015, the duo have raised over £2,500 for good causes.

“Everyone enjoyed themselves so much at the initial matches that we thought it would be awesome to have another one,” said Tom, who first heard about the Freddie Farmer Foundation from Red and Blue Crystal Palace News.

“We prefer raising money for charities that help young children as we believe they deserve a good and better life,” added Tom.

The game will be FALC United (representing Freddie Farmer Foundation) vs Sands United London.

Sands United is a unique way for dads and other bereaved family members to come together through a shared love of sport and find a support network where they can feel at ease talking about their grief when they’re ready.

The teams also commemorate their babies’ all too brief lives by proudly displaying their names on the kit worn for every match.

All proceeds from the match are going to Freddie Farmer Foundation, a charity that provides subsidised physiotherapy and support services for children with cerebral palsy and mobility problems, as well as providing support for their families and carers.

To raise the funds spectators pay £2 at the gate on the day.

All other donations are gratefully received as the duo are aiming to smash their £2,000 fundraising target this year.

For more information and to make a donation, visit the FALC United vs Sands United London fundraising page on JustGiving.