There was fun, excitement and lots of fundraising at Sandown and Lake Football Club in October when its youth section took on the Isle of Wight Fire Service football team.

The club’s team was made up of managers, coaches, players and family members, and the entertaining match ended in a 4-2 win to Sandown and Lake. The family-friendly event also featured a raffle and Tombola, and an appearance by Shanklin fire crew and their fire engine.

The match day raised an impressive £920 for Sandown and Lake’s Defibrillator Project, boosting their total raised to £1375. The fundraising project had been launched in August after a chat with Steve Read from the IoW defibrillator charity, and thanks to their help and that of the FA, Steve was on hand to officially present a defibrillator at the event.  Since then, the club  has had the great news that Lake Parish Council will fund the installation of cctv at the ground, to keep the defibrillator safe.

The club plans to continue with fundraising events to keep the club going for local children and paid tribute to the help of volunteers, sponsors and the local community.

There’s always room for more volunteers to join the committee or act as managers and coaches, and anyone interested is asked to email the club secretary at sandownandlake@gmail.com.

Colin Clarke
Author: Colin Clarke