REPRESENTATIVES from five worthwhile charities which benefited from the proceeds of two football tournaments were handed £600 each for their causes.
The presentation of the funds, collected from the proceeds of last season’s Smedley Crooke Memorial Challenge Cup and the Bromsgrove Charity Cup, was made at Bromsgrove Sporting’s Victoria Ground.
The Rouslers won the Smedley Crooke Cup for the first time earlier this year and was delighted to host the evening which saw cash handed to the Midlands Air Ambulance, the Midland Accident Rescue Service, The Princess of Wales Hospital League of Friends, the Primrose Hospice and Help for Heroes.
The challenge cup was donated by John Smedley Crooke MP back in 1919 as a memorial to the footballers who had died in the First World War and to raise funds to help those soldiers in need.
These days the profits of the competition are distributed to charities in the area from where most of the participant clubs play mainly the West Midlands and Worcestershire.