On the 5th of May 2018, Youth Central hosted a charity football match at the Houghton Regis May Fair.
Young people from across Houghton Regis were invited to team up with police officers to play in a 5 a side football tournament. We had a very good turn out with 5 teams of young people who entered the tournament, creating a competitive, but fun, atmosphere.
The purpose of the event was to help create a better relationship between police and young people (one of Youth Central's campaign aims). So we involved the police in a game of football to help young people and the police realise that they are all human and break down some of the barriers between the two.
As part of the event we raised money for a local charity. It was a £3 sign up for a team of 3 young people and all money raised was given to Keech Hospice, a local hospice (who we will present a cheque to soon).
The event was fun and enjoyable and following its success we are planning to make it an annual event. Unfortunately, there could only be one winning team in the end though who you can see pictured below receiving their medals from the Houghton Regis Town Mayor.
All together we raised £287. Thank you to those who attended, and a special mention to Bruno's Soccer School who refereed the tournament, and Spar who donated water for all the participants. All in all it was a fantastic turn out and a great day!