Posh greats raise £70,000 for charity

Whittlesey charity soccer event. Pictured are the Posh legends with the Whittlesey team EMN-150726-150949009
Whittlesey charity soccer event. Pictured are the Posh legends with the Whittlesey team EMN-150726-150949009
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Peterborough United’s greatest footballers have raised over £70,000 for local causes with the target now stretching to six-figures.

Posh Legends have been playing charity football matches for over eight years now with the money going to worthy individuals, charities and organisations.

Players such as club record appearance holder Tommy Robson and promotion-winning Jack Carmichael have been putting their boots on to try and give something back to the city which supported them when they were professionals at Posh.

The team manager Johnny Walker, who used to manage the Posh youth side, said: “If you can’t look after one of your own, you can’t look after anyone.

“With a lifetime in professional football we appreciate those less fortunate than ourselves. It’s a pay-back to the people of Peterborough.”

The legends turned out in Whittlesey last July to raise money for five-year-old Effie Hadman who has Batten Disease, a disorder of the nervous system.

And in October they took on a team from Thomas Cook which raised over £1,700 for a little disabled girl called Elizabeth Walker who was in need of a replacement wheelchair after her previous one was stolen.

The next event is a night out at the Peterborough Parkway Sports and Social Club, in Lincoln Road, on Saturday, November 28.

The disco night will feature current players and will raise money for the disabled daughter of former Posh player Trevor Quow.

Entry is £4 on the door.

Johnny added: “We thought we’ve raised all this money for other people so why can’t we raise some for our own?”

Johnny also gave thanks to the support the legends have received through Posh, sponsors and fans of the club.

Posh Legends are now aiming to reach a target of £100,000 for good causes, and anyone who needs their help to raise money is asked to call Johnny through Peterborough United on 01733 563947.