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Local football club raises money for Preston eating disorder charity

Posted on - 8th January, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
Old Knackers Footie Fundraising match 28th

Old Knackers Football Club (OKFC) have been raising money for Preston eating disorder charity, S.E.E.D.

The team put on a charity football match on their one year anniversary as a team.

The fundraising match was to raise money for S.E.E.D Lancashire to help them run more support groups for anyone affected by eating disorders.

One of the founders of OKFC, Neil Procter, is two years into his recovery from a lifetime struggling with eating disorders.

Neil wanted to raise awareness and funds for an eating disorder services in the local area. He said: “It’s time to start the conversation about eating disorders.

“I think talking about it normalises it, and by normalising it we de-stigmatise it.”

Read more: Lea woman aiming to use her battle with anorexia to help others love themselves

The fun and dedicated football club is made up of men and one woman mainly aged 35-55, although they have a couple of players in their team in their 20s.

They all enjoy raising money, helping others and have a good ol’ time while doing so. They were established a year ago and every month they play a game and raise money for charity by donating their match fees and asking friends to chip in too. So far they have raised over £2000 for various charities.

S.E.E.D Lancashire’s CEO, Shelley Perry, said: “We are so honoured and blessed that we are able to support those when they need it.

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“I would like to say thank you to not only Neil, Anthea and OKFC, but every other person who has gone on to spread the word about S.E.E.D and the message of recovery”.

To donate even £1 to the Old Knacker’s Just Giving page for S.E.E.D Lancashire, you can do so here.

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