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Senior Soccer Sixties hosting charity football match to raise funds for Ollie’s Army

Posted on - 12th March, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, Preston News, Sport
The charity football match will take place at Penwortham Priory Academy. Pic: Google

Senior Soccer Sixties are a veterans over 35’s 6 a side football league in Preston which was created in November 2021.

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It was made as there was a gap in the market for over 35’s football, and founders wanted to support men to boost their physical and mental health by getting active, particularly after the lockdowns.

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On Sunday, March 20, they are hosting a charity football tournament to raise funds for Ollie’s Army.

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Ollie’s Army is a charity which raises awareness and funds for those with Batten disease, which is a cruel condition that robs seemingly healthy children of their ability to walk, talk, swallow and see, whilst causing uncontrollable seizures and movement disorders. 

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Children with Batten disease cannot make an enzyme responsible for eliminating waste that builds up in the brain. Eventually, children with Batten disease become blind, tube fed, completely dependent on others for all their needs, and unable to communicate.

The event to support Ollie’s Army will take place at Penwortham Priory Academy, Crow Hills Road, Penwortham.

They are also running a football card, prize raffle, auctioning a Preston North End shirt, Manchester City tour tickets, Liverpool match tickets and more, to raise additional funds for Ollie’s Army.



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