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FOOTY FUNDRAISER: Berkhamsted family holds charity match to raise funds for charity

 Published on: 24th July 2022   |   By: Christina Pantelly   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Berkhamsted family held a charity football game to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust after their son sadly passed away last year.

After Sammy Dormer lost his life to a rare form of cancer in November 2021 aged 20, his mum, Amelia, decided she wanted to raise as much money as she can for the charity which helped her son.

The charity football match involved Sammy’s dad, uncle and his team vs Sammy’s friends and their team, which took place at Berkhamsted football club today (July 24).

Friends, family, and residents came along and supported the game which kicked off at 2pm.

As well as the football fundraiser, Amelia launched her own sweet company in February this year to pay tribute to Sammy from a renovated horse box, selling a variety of sweet treats with a percentage of the company’s profits going to Teenage Cancer Trust and Sarcoma UK which was seen at the event.

Speaking on the fundraiser event, Amelia said: “It started with one of Sammy’s friends, he wanted to do a football match to raise money for teenage cancer trust, a small 5-A-Side and I just took his idea and extended it a little bit.

“We hoped for a massive support from the community, we were hoping for at least 100 and I think we’re probably pushing 1,000 so we’ve had a really good turnout and loads of support which we are absolutely over the moon about.”

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