Ards Football Club partnered with local charity SANDS NI (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) during the 2022/23 football season. Fundraising activities included bucket collections at Ards games, a Legends match organised by Paul Kee, and the Special Efforts Committee Annual Sponsored Walk. Kelly Boyer also organised matched funding from her employer Lloyds Bank, and the club organised a seven-a-side football tournament for Sands United teams from across Northern Ireland. Overall, an impressive total of £2,935 was raised for SANDS NI. Ards supporters Lorna Wilton and Jeannie Neil also crocheted blankets and other items throughout the season, which will be used by SANDS NI in local hospitals and in memory boxes that are given to bereaved families. Ards Football Club would like to thank everyone who supported their appeal for SANDS NI.
Impressive funds raised for SANDS NI
PAUL KEE, STEVEN GUY (SANDS NI CO-ORDINATOR), JOANNE LINDSAY (ARDS FC SPECIAL EFFORTS COMMITTEE) & KELLY BOYER
LORNA WILTON, STEVEN GUY & JEANNIE NEIL