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Denton friends in 24-hour football fundraiser
Thursday 4th May 2017 @ 10:14 by Adam Higgins
Denton & Audenshaw News

A group of friends from Denton are putting their skills and endurance to the ultimate test for a good cause by taking to the football pitch for the equivalent of an entire day.

Karl Dorney will be joined by mates and family members to stage a 5-a-side football match for 24 whole hours!

They will kick the first ball at 7pm tomorrow evening (Friday) and continue playing until 7pm on Saturday at the Ardwick Powerleague on Union Street.

Karl said: “There will be around 20 of us altogether and different time frames so we will rotate. But myself, my younger brother and three older brothers hope to go for the whole 24 hours. It’s easier said than done but we will see how we get on.”

He has already raised more than £600 for the MRI Eye Hospital and hopes to eclipse the target of £750.

It’s a cause close to Karl, whose six-year-old brother Tristan (pictured, right) was born with a genetic eye condition called cone rod dystrophy that could potentially lead to him being blind by the age of 30.

Karl added: “The doctor at MRI Eye Hospital asked my parents if they could experiment on his eyes and try to cure the condition, to which my parents agreed to.”

The money will go to the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity, which works hard to make a difficult time a little bit easier for young and old at six hospitals and supports continuing excellence in treatment, care and research.

To offer your support, you can donate via Karl’s JustGiving page by clicking here.