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Ambers to host pre-season 'Community Cup'

By Ian Townsend

Cheshunt to host Royston Town and FC Romania on Saturday- all in the name of charity

Supporters of newly-promoted Cheshunt will be able to take a detailed look at their side's preparations for the BetVictor Premier Division season on Saturday, Craig Edwards men playing twice as the club hosts the 'Cheshunt FC Community Cup.' Supporters of BetVictor South Central side FC Romania will also be similarly blessed with the opportunity to see how their squad is shaping up- and the final member of the triumvirate competing for the first silverware of the summer will be Royston Town of the BetVictor Southern Premier Central.

The gates open at 12 noon, whilst the first match, between the Ambers and the Wolves, kicks off at 12.30. FC Romania then play Royston Town at 2, before the two Step Three sides clash at 3.30.

Admission for this feast of football is Adults £8.00, Consessions £5.00 and Children £2.00.

Cheshunt Community Cup 2019

Cheshunt Community Cup 2019

Dean Williamson, Chairman of Cheshunt FC, explained to us why this day is important to the Ambers- and it's about far more than just football.

"A particular focus of mine over the last few years has been establishing the club at the heart of the community. I believe a football club plays an important role in the health and social cohesion of the community it serves, and is a great platform to raise awareness of local causes.

Our annual Community Cup tournament has been a huge success in promoting and funding projects and charities in our community.
This year our tournament is in memory of former player John Walton, who sadly passed away in April after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Today we will be raising money for our local Isabel Hospice Living Well service that runs from St. Joseph's Parish Centre in Waltham Cross.

The Living Well service in Waltham Cross offers of variety of options to support those in our community who are living with serious long term and life limiting conditions from cancer. The money raised today will go towards buying equipment for use in the variety of sessions and courses that are run from the centre. We will be joined today by volunteers from the Isabel Hospice who will be happy to provide more information about the service. It's a fitting cause in memory of John, so please give generously to the donation buckets and enter our 50/50 draw."

For details of how to get to the ground, please head to the club website, which you will find here.

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