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Football team kick-starts the new year with a charity challenge

10 February 2022 chsw Fundraising

Portishead Town Football Club (PTFC) U9s girls football team wanted to kick-start 2022 with a challenge to keep fit, bond, and raise money for a local charity. 


The Pumas, as they are known, have recently formed and decided to run 100 miles between them throughout January as a way of raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and to encourage camaraderie among the team.

CHSW’s local hospice, Charlton Farm, is just a few miles away from PTFC in Wraxall. It provides respite, palliative, and end of life care to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. CHSW relies almost entirely on voluntary donations to exist.

Collectively, the girls ran an impressive 150 miles and even ran the final mile as a team around the grounds of Charlton Farm cheered on by parents, hospice staff and volunteers. 

Two of the team, Georgia and Merryn, said: “It was really challenging but also really fun. Children’s Hospice South West is a really good cause and the best bit was running round the hospice with our friends and raising money for them.”

To date they have far exceeded their fundraising target, which currently stands at £2,004!

Emma Parker, CHSW Area Fundraiser, said: “The entire Pumas team should be incredibly proud of themselves. They all worked so hard putting in the miles and raising such an incredible amount of money. Thank you to all the parents for their support and to everyone who donated.”

If you would like to support the team you can donate to their fundraising page here