Girls’ football team tops fundraising league

Kempston Colts U12 girls' team.
Kempston Colts U12 girls' team.

An under 12s football team has spread their winning streak to other children by raising more than £400 for charity.

The Kempston Colts U12 girls’ team have not only worked hard on their ball skills to win 14 out of 15 matches this season, they also put their efforts into helping Keech Hospice Care children’s hospice.

The team, which has also won the Beds and Herts County Girls U12 League this season, handed over £437.20 to the charity’s Kempston shop manager, Tracey Smith.

A Keech Hospice spokeswoman said: “We say a big thank you to the team for choosing to support Keech which, in Kempston, cares for children. That amount of money would be enough to pay for about 11 music therapy lessons which give a voice to people who cannot talk for numerous reasons.”

The girls collected the money by hosting a quiz night, a garden fete, dog show, and by running a refreshment stall at every home game this season.