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Langold: Mums get beaten 7-1 in charity match against their sons to raise money for Jake

Jake is pictured with mum Emma and the two teams before the match

Jake is pictured with mum Emma and the two teams before the match

More than £300 was raised at a charity football match which was to help raise money for a corrective helmet for Jake Constantine - who has been diagnosed with plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome.

Jake’s family needed to raise £2,000 for a corrective helmet which Jake, who is eight months old, will need to wear for 23 hours a day for around six months to help the bones harden in his skull and fuse together permanently.

To help raise funds a charity match was organised between the Langold Juniors Under 9’s, who Jake’s older brothers Joshua and Jake play for, and their mums.

On the day £304 was raised, which has brought the total amount raised to over £2,700.

Jake’s mum, Emma Evans, from Langold, said: “We had a fantastic time, even though we lost 7-1 .”

“We had a brilliant turnout, lots of mums, sisters, grans, teachers and friends.”

“We raised £304 on the day, which has brought our total including gift aid to over £2700.”

“We’re well over our target.”

“We are so pleased because it means that £700 will stay with the charity Headstart for babies and will help other babies like Jake.”

“We would like to express our thanks to everyone who has donated raffle prizes, helped with the sale of tickets, took part in bake sales made donations to the just giving page, Steve Fletcher for organising the match and everyone who took part in the match.”

“We couldn’t have done it without the help of the local people who have really pulled together to help us.”

“We are planning to organise some fundraising in 2014 that will be linked to the Langold area to give something back to the community.”

If you would like to know more about Jake, flat head syndrome or to make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/Jakesfunkyhat.

 

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