We would like to say a huge thank you to Jonathan Saunders for organising a charity football match to raise money for the Oxford Children’s Hospital.


Jonathan, a teacher at Holtspur School in Beaconsfield, chose to organise a fundraiser because two young children from his school have recently been patients at the Children’s Hospital, requiring multiple operations, support, and care.


‘After discussing the idea with the parent of one of the children, who also works at the school, we recognised the importance of supporting the hospital’s Play Therapy team.


‘They play a crucial role in preparing children for major surgery and aiding their recovery,’ said Jonathan.


Together he and his friends organised a charity football match, which took place at Wycombe Wanderers' Adams Park. Despite a slightly one-sided 3-0 result, everyone enjoyed the evening, with friends, family, and parents turning out to support the event.


There was also a half-time children’s match with children from the primary school football team taking part.


“Despite some sore legs the next day, the event was a fantastic experience for everyone who took part, said Jonathan.


“We also held a raffle to raise additional funds and would like to say thank you to everyone who donated prizes and bought a ticket.


“We are deeply grateful for the generosity of everyone who supported us and are proud to contribute to a charity that has provided invaluable support to families close to our hearts.”


Claire Hughes from Oxford Hospitals Charity said, “We are incredibly thankful to Jonathan for organising this wonderful fundraiser. The football match and raffle raised an amazing £1,400 for the Oxford Children’s Hospital, which will make a significant difference in supporting the care and services we provide to our young patients.”


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