Special Football Match Raises Over £8000 For Meningitis Charities

Special Football Match Raises Over £8000 For Meningitis Charities

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 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.

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.