Charity match will help Rob’s Rio 2016 dream

Nottingham Building Society Worksop branch manager Tricia Carter with Worksop acher Rob Gray

Nottingham Building Society Worksop branch manager Tricia Carter with Worksop acher Rob Gray

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Staff at the Worksop branch of the Nottingham Building Society, and their sponsored club Yates United FC, are holding a charity match in aid of a local Olympic hopeful this Sunday.

The match, and barbecue, will raise funds for Worksop archer Rob Gray, who has high hopes of representing Team GB in Rio in 2016.

Kick-off is at 11am on Sunday, at the pitch behind the Three Legged Stool on Raymoth Lane.

Both teams are kick starting the fundraising by generously donating their time and a £5 donation to play on the day.

During the match children’s face painting by Lorna’s Funky Faces will be available, and afterwards Yates’, at Victoria Square, will host a barbecue and fun day from 1.30pm.

Manfredi’s Ice Cream will be available throughout the afternoon and J&N Entertainment will be providing children’s entertainment from 2pm.

There will also be competitions with prizes for kids as well as Spot the Ball and a quiz with prizes for adults.

The aim is to raise money to help Gray achieve his dream of competing in Rio, through a charity called SportsAid.

It helps the stars of tomorrow by providing funding and recognition during the defining early years of their careers.

A spokesperson for The Nottingham Building Society said: “We’re delighted to be involved with this initiative and we’re sponsoring 25 athletes, involved in a variety of sports.”