The children from Howden AFC’s kids disability football team are taking part in the Howden 1k fun run to raise money for their group.
A group of 15 children, supported by their parents and coaches, will be taking part in the event on Wednesday, August 3 to raise money for kits and social activities. The team was formed earlier this year following a number of successful taster sessions in December 2021, and since then it has gone from strength to strength.
Over 20 young people aged between 5 and 16, with additional needs and disabilities now play for the team, travelling from across the East Riding to take part. The team’s coach, Damian Sharp explained why the team are taking on the fundraising challenge. He said: “We like to buy each child a kit when they join us but as the club is a charity we need to raise funds for our kits. “We also want to be able to organise some fun social events for the kids to get involved with. They all get on so well, so we want to organise some other non-football events for them to enjoy together too.”
The coach says the team originally set out to raise around £200 but are now over £800. Damian says they have been blown away by people’s generosity and hope even more people will sponsor them ahead of their walk next week. To donate visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/damian-sharp The children’s disability team currently meets every Tuesday night from 6-7pm at Howden School (throughout the summer holidays the team will temporarily be holding sessions in Drax due to the school closure). The team are always ready to welcome new players to their children’s disability team and people can email Damian at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Howden AFC’s kids disability football team are taking on a sponsored walk to raise money for their group.
The team is pictured during their recent presentation evening. (07-07-704 SU)