MORE than £400 has been raised for vital hospital services in a ‘cops versus robbers’ football match.
Roy’s Boys Winshill Parish FC took on the team of police officers based in Burton to raise the money which will now be divided between the intensive care unit at Queen’s Hospital, Burton, and the Trent Cardiac Centre in Nottingham.
The Winshill team was named after Roy Yeoman, a football coach who died from lung cancer in 2011.
Before his death at the age of 50, Mr Yeoman was a tireless fund-raiser and the former secretary of Newhall’s Greenfield Royal Oak FC.
Since then, Roy’s Boys have raised more than £5,000 for groups, charities and people suffering from cancer.
Roy’s sister-in-law, Kim Smith, 49 of Durban Close, Winshill, said: “We were overwhelmed by the generosity of donations for raffle prizes.”
Mrs Smith had previously told the Mail: “We all know someone who has been treated at the ward in Burton. It’s something which affects everyone.”
Ian North, development manager and dads facilitator for the Burton support group Harvey Girls and Dads for Dads, said: “It’s great for our organisation to help raise money for a great charity and just shows that young parents do want to put something back into there communities that they live and work.”