Fundraising football match for Alfie

A Charity football match was held in Menstrie at the weekend to help raise funds for Tullibody youngster Alfie McAusland.

The five-year-old suffers from diplegic cerebral palsy and his parents are hoping to improve his mobility through Advanced BioMechanical Rehabilitation (ABR) therapy. However, the treatment can cost around £5000 a year and so Natalie and Chris have launched a fundraising campaign to gather the money needed.

The couple held their first event earlier this month with a bag packing day at Morrisons in Alloa, raising more than £650 in the process.

But thanks to organisers Craig and William Duncan, they will be able to add around £1000 more to the fund. The duo arranged for a Rangers and Celtic team to play each other at Menstrie Park on Sunday, with William taking on refereeing duties.

Natalie told the Advertiser: “It was a great turnout; quite a lot of people turned up and there were a good few families at the pitchside during the game. It turned out to be a lovely day – thankfully, it stayed dry.

“There was a lot of banter between the two teams on the day. They played as close to the 90 minutes as they could; I think there might have been some sore legs on Monday.”

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