Match raises cash for Ben and Sam

Charity day at Bourne Town FC run by Warners printers for Ben (9) and Sam (5) Rogers. Also pictured is mum Anna Rogers EMN-160522-201033009
Charity day at Bourne Town FC run by Warners printers for Ben (9) and Sam (5) Rogers. Also pictured is mum Anna Rogers EMN-160522-201033009
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A charity football match in honour of two young brothers who suffer from a rare degenerative condition has raised £1,800.

The event, organised by staff from Warners Printers, took place on Sunday at the Abbey Lawn, in Bourne, in front of about 150 people.

An office team beat a production team 2-1 – with the deciding goal coming from the penalty spot.

The money will go to 
Warners Printers’ charity of the year, Forbenandsam, set up by the parents of Ben and Sam Rogers, who live in Bourne.

Six months ago the brothers, aged nine and five, were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which causes muscles to weaken and waste over time, leading to increasing disability.

Michele McCarthy, from Warners’ sports and social committee, said: “Ben and Sam came along on the day and our staff were delighted to be able to meet them in person.”

Ben and Sam’s mum Anna added: “The match was great and the boys had fun soaking up the atmosphere.”

Warners’ next event in aid of Forbenandsam will be a charity car wash on Friday, June 17, between 10am and 7pm, and Saturday, June 18 between 9am and lunchtime.

Exterior washes will be available from £6 and inside and out cleans from £11 at the Warners site in Bourne.