Five-a-side fundraiser at the City Football Academy in memory of Blues-mad Elliott
Monday 8th April 2019 @ 15:24 by Tom Greggan
Denton & Audenshaw News Tameside

Elliott’s Trust have announced a marquee fundraising event, which they hope will become an annual fixture on the calendar.

The charity was set up in memory of Denton teenager Elliott Fernandez, who sadly died in January 2017 from Rhabdomyosarcoma, an extremely rare form of cancer.

Since then, Elliott’s family and friends have been tirelessly raising money and awareness of rare childhood cancers.

Elliott and mum Beverley at the 2016 League Cup Final.

In February, the Trust was granted official charity status and now it’s full steam ahead, with a major fundraising event later this month.

Elliott’s Trust are hosting a charity 5-a-side football tournament at the City Football Academy on Ashton New Road, where Elliott’s beloved Manchester City train.

It takes place from 11am to 4pm on Monday April 22. Men’s, women’s and mixed adult teams are welcome but places are filling fast. It costs just £10 per player or £5 for a spectator, with all money raised helping to raise awareness of childhood and teenage cancer.

To register a team, you can e-mail [email protected] before April 17 and for more information, visit www.facebook.com/RMSCANCER or twitter.com/ElliottTrust.