Update - Sunday 7 November 2021
Having already smashed the £1000 mark, and having bought our defibrillator, and with money still coming in, the clubs' committee has decided to raise enough money to buy ANOTHER defibrillator which we will donate to another organisation. Therefore, as of today, we have doubled the target to £2000. We know this is an extremely difficult target, especially in these extraordinary times, but we know as a club we can do it! Please, please help us out with anything you can. If one persons life can be saved with these devices, then it has all been worth while.
Thank you for all being simply amazing,
My name is Chris Collins and I am Chairman of Bootham Girls' & Ladies' Futsal Club in York. We are an FA Charter Standard Club, offering futsal coaching to ladies from U8s to open age.
After the horrible images involving Christian Eriksen at this year's European Football Championships I set myself the target of purchasing the club its own defibrillator. I am a firm believer in showing what you believe in rather than just asking. So, on Sunday 28 November 2021 the club will be playing a non-stop 3 hour futsal marathon from 10.00am to 1.00pm at St Peter's School in the centre of York. The girls have all been asked to raise £25 each in sponsorship and we have prizes to award them for their hard work.
I have committed to running 5k EVERYDAY throughout the month of November! I had knee surgery 12 week ago, so I know this will be very hard, but sometimes we have to prove to others how much something is worth fighting for. I could never forgive myself if anything happened to any of our amazing players and we didn't have the equipment to save them. Keep your fingers crossed for me as it's going to be a very long month....
Please donate any amount of money, every donation, whatever size, helps us towards our target of £1000. If you are unable to donate, please share this story and wish the girls the very best of luck on the 28th, and keep your fingers crossed for a very dry and sunny November for my running! If you are in York on the day, we would love you to drop in and say hello!
Thank you to every single person who reads this and helps in whatever way they can!
Chairman and Head Coach
Bootham Girls' & Ladies Futsal Club - York