On Sunday 1st March the Plymouth City Centre Police Cadets participated in a charity football match against police officers from Charles Cross Police Station.
The cadets, aged 13-18, had been working hard to gain sponsorship in the weeks leading up to the match, with 50% of the money raised being returned to the cadet unit and the remaining 50% being donated to the cadet’s chosen charity Jeramiah’s Journey!
It was an extremely tense game throughout. At the end of a tough first half, the score sat at 4-3 to the police team. The cadets managed to equalise at the beginning of the second half, and after a very close match the game finished as a 6-6 draw, with cadet Kieran Thomson achieving man of the match for an outstanding goal in the first half.
Both teams gave it their all in the penalty shoot out, but the police team just managed to skip ahead at the end, scoring two penalties to the cadet team’s one.
Great fun was had by all, including the families and friends who came along to cheer on the teams and £450 was raised in total, a fantastic result from a small unit of just 11 cadets.
We would like to say a huge thank you to both the Plymouth City Centre Police Cadets and the Charles Cross Police who organised a great fundraiser and raised a fantastic £225 for us. This money will help us to continue to support local children and their families at a very difficult time in their lives.
If you would like to hold a football tournament for you and your friends or colleagues in aid of Jeremiah’s Journey please call 01752 424348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.