Special Football Match Raises Over £8000 For Meningitis Charities
12:10pm 19th December 2014
A bitter footballing rivalry has helped raise over £8,000 for Meningitis Now and Dorchester County Hospital's Kingfisher Ward.
Managers and former players from Weymouth and Dorchester strapped up their boots once again in a special charity match and now the money raised is being handed over to the charities.
The Magpies and Terras put aside their tense history for a Dorchester boy who contracted a life-threatening illness.
George Pattison was diagnosed with Meningitis as a baby and has been left in a wheelchair as a result.
Mum, Naomi Pattison, has been raising money to help the two charities that have been supporting her son and felt a special match would be ideal for football mad George.
They handed over half of the money raised to the Kingsfisher Ward that Naomi said has been like a second home to George.