A CHARITY football match has proved a huge success as more than 100 teams took to the pitch.
The charity five-aside tournament, for children aged between eight and 14, has become a regular event organised by the Rotary Club of Uttoxeter for the last six years and this one has proved the most successful yet.
The event, held on the JCB sports ground in Rocester, raised nearly £6,000 for local charities, with some also going to the NSPCC, JCB’s chosen charity to thank the digger giant for its support.
Paul Archer, communications officer for the Uttoxeter Rotary Club, said: “It was a huge success and have never made so much money or seen so many people attend.
“We have held this event at the club for the last six years and each year it has got a little bit bigger but this year it has been around 40 per cent bigger than before.
“We had more than 100 teams and it went like a dream and they really managed it well.
“Over the years we have gradually broadened the catchment area and it has become a great family day out in many ways.”
The club raises most of the money through entry fees and selling coffee and burgers.
Mr Archer added: “We had a constant stream of people buying coffee and burgers and we had to send out twice for extra burgers.
“Everybody had a good time and it was very much supported by the parents and children.”