Charity nets more support

Cancer survivor Cory Davison presents the trophy to the winning team in the charity match.
Cancer survivor Cory Davison presents the trophy to the winning team in the charity match.

A charity football match raising money to help children battling cancer has been hailed a success.

Cramlington-based controlled bolting solution provider HTL took on the town’s Sainsbury’s store on Saturday.

Teams from HTL and Cramlington Sainsburys ahead of their charity match in aid of Jessicas Sarcoma Awareness.

Teams from HTL and Cramlington Sainsburys ahead of their charity match in aid of Jessicas Sarcoma Awareness.

The match, which took place at Blyth Spartans’ Croft Park, was held to raise money for Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness.

As well as the football, spectators were kept entertained with a host of attractions including food, ice cream and children’s rides.

And it was employees from HTL who took home the winning trophy after a 2-1 victory.

Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness was set up by the family of Jessica Robson who sadly lost her battle to a rare form of cancer, alveolar sarcoma, at the age of 18.

After the match, the Robson family thanked all those who attended for their support and how much they had enjoyed the day.

They added: “It really was a great atmosphere and it will be an annual event to raise money for the charity.”

The charity supports children battling cancer by fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust and Sarcoma UK, who helped Jessica during her cancer battle.

The ultimate aim is to secure a site in Northumberland to build a lodge.

Jessica’s family added: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank HTL and Sainsbury’s for all of their support and commitment.

“This continued support helps us drive our charity forward and encourages new supporters.

“Jess was so determined to beat cancer and it is wonderful to see the staff at HTL and Sainsbury’s come together to raise awareness of the children battling cancer.”