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Fundraising FC was formed last year by a group of friends in the Petersfield area.

Team manager Simon Milne and assistant manager Ed Armstrong of Fundraising FC in the pub garden
Team manager Simon Milne and assistant manager Ed Armstrong of Fundraising FC

As well as playing regular matches with other charity fundraising football clubs the team regularly like to get together for other fundraising events.

Their latest fundraiser, which was inspired by BBC’s CountryFile TV programme which organises annual ramble events for BBC’s Children in Need charity, took place on Sunday 7 November.

Together with family and friends the footballers took part in a sponsored walk, which saw them cover an impressive 12k over a circular route from Hawkley to Steep and back.

Shine Radio’s Jo Gray met the group at their half-way well-earned pitstop (in the pub of course!). She caught up with team manager Simon Milne and assistant manager Ed Armstrong resting their fee and having a well deserved break at The Cricketer’s Inn, Steep.

After a few more hours walking the team made it – and their fundraising target of £500 has been smashed with almost £1350 being raised so far!

But it’s not too late if you’d like to support the team and donate. If you would like to help boost Fundraising FC’s donation to Children in Need you can with Just Giving.

You’ll find a link on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fundraisingfc1