Charity football tournament supports neonatal unit

Earlier this month, Plymouth Warriors CIC held a disability football event and a team of football-mad PCH staff supported the event by donating vouchers and entering a team into the tournament.

The team was founded by Simon York and Luke Childs to provide children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play football in a safe and comfortable environment. Recently, the club decided to come together and raise money for Derriford’s Neonatal Unit, as many of the children who play for the Warriors had received care there after birth.

Several teams played in the friendly tournament that was also attended by the local fire service, who brought along a couple of fire engines for the children to explore and enjoy.

Following the tournament, there was live music, karaoke and a huge raffle held at the Cherry Tree Pub that raised a fantastic £645 for Derriford Hospital’s Neonatal Unit.

Jay Vickers, Communications Officer at PCH said: “The tournament was a really fun family day out, with all matches played in good spirits. It’s great to see that so much money was raised for such a worthy cause.”