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Football team’s win for cancer charity

11 January, 2019 — By Helen Chapman

Todo Ciudad FC team have raised more than £6,000 in three years for good causes

Todo Ciudad FC raised £2,012 for a teenage cancer charity at a fundraising quiz and raffle last month. The team regularly play in Division One of the Islington Midweek Football League at Market Road.

Josh Bednash, the club’s manager, says: “This year we chose to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust who have been an incredible support to a close friend of the club over the last couple of years, providing unwavering emotional and practical care throughout her treatment. Being diagnosed with cancer when you’re young is an unthinkable situation for any young person and family to find themselves in.

“Thanks to TCT, our friend went through her treatment feeling supported and looked after and we hope our fundraising helps to ensure every young person being diagnosed with cancer across the country receives the same amazing care and support that she did.”

Todo Ciudad FC have raised more than £6,000 in three years for three different charities, including local charity Shelter from the Storm and Macmillan.

“Every year we are humbled by the amount of people that come to the event, donate and have a great time, and it honestly could not take place without all our friends, families and local businesses that contribute prizes,” says Josh.

“This season is our fifth anniversary as a football club, and as a club we have always been as focused on how we impact off the pitch as well as on it. Coming up over the next few months we are beginning a Women’s Team and continuing our charity work with collections for local homeless shelter The Margins Project.”

More about the Teenage Cancer Trust at

Newlyweds’ gift for the homeless

Flo and Hugo on their wedding day

Newlyweds who live in Blackstock Road have raised more than £4,000 for homeless charity Shelter from the Storm (SFTS).

Flo Buckeridge and Hugo Webb got married at Islington Town Hall and later held a wedding celebration with friends and family on New Year’s Eve. Instead of reeling off a long list of desired kitchen appliances, the couple asked for donations to SFTS as part of their wedding gift.

“We wanted our guests to donate to Shelter from the Storm because we think it’s a brilliant local charity, doing vital work at a time when it is most needed,” says Flo. “The homelessness problem in London is huge and is not being addressed by government.”

The couple also raised money for the charity when running the Hackney half marathon, last year raising £2,500 and in 2017 raising £4,000 in total.

Sheila Scott, co- founder of SFTS, said: “It is such a lovely and generous thing to do. Thank you to the lovely couple.” For more information see

All the fun of the Nordic Winter Fair

Lyla Kenyon, 5, raffle winner Felix Kenyon, 8, and Jono Kenyon

Ambler Primary School and Children’s Centre raised £3,250 at their school’s Nordic-themed Winter Fair.

Youngsters were treated to a treasure map game where the winner, six-year-old Marli Fritz-Hogg, bagged a sack of gifts. They also took the Snowball challenge, where pupils tried their chance at landing three snowballs inside the Snowman’s stomach.

Some 650 raffle tickets were sold with prizes including an Amazon Kindle loaded with Harry Potter e- books, donated by local tutors Mathematics and Science Tuition, while the Arsenal Foundation gave a shirt and football both signed by the current First Team.

The money raised through the combined efforts of the parents, teachers and pupils will go towards acoustic panels for the assembly hall, Science Week Workshops and school-wide trips in 2019. The fair was sponsored by Winkworth’s estate agent.


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