Discovery Park linked up with Baypoint Sports Club and businesses located on site for a day of football action and family fun.
The charity event held on Saturday (15/9) at Baypoint’s sports centre saw Kent Office Solutions, Inspire People, LGC and a team from Discovery Park take part a knockout five-a-side tournament.
For those not competing a bouncy castle, prize raffle, BBQ and bar ensured everyone was entertained in between cheering on their teams.
Volunteers from You Can Youth Cancer Support shared information to participants and supporters about the charity and the work it does around the local area, supporting young people up to the age of 35 across the South East whose lives are being impacted by cancer.
Funds raised at the event will support that work including programmes such as funded holiday breaks, wellbeing retreats, counselling, and music and art therapy.
Kimberley Andersen, Corporate Relations Manager, Discovery Park, said: “This charity really is so special. I do not know how people can understand unless they have experienced what it is like to live with cancer at any age yet alone so young. Discovery Park will carry on supporting in any way we can. Thank you to all who supported this event”
Wayne Ingram, Discovery Park Security, who initated the event, said: “If you can help someone why not let it be someone who deserves it. With You Can Youth Cancer support you can. They are so helpful to the children and young adults that go through hard times. But can give high hopes. Great day of football and hope all had fun. More events to come to raise funds for this charity.”
Donya Huddleston, Manager, BayPoint Sports Club, said: “BayPoint were delighted to be a part of the Charity Football match for You Can Youth Cancer. We are looking forward to supporting their next event.”
Natalie Teff, Head of Fundraising, You Can Youth Cancer Support, added: “We are so grateful for the efforts of everyone involved in organising this event and those taking part. It’s been a really fun day with a fantastic atmosphere that has not only raised awareness of our charity and the work we do, but also raised money that will make all the difference to young people whose lives have been impacted by cancer.”
Visit the You Can Youth Cancer Support charity website here: www.youcan.org.uk