Kick-around for cancer charity

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FOOTBALL fans are being urged to dig out their boots for a fundraising tournament.

Barnsley cancer support group Head Strong is appealing for teams to take part in a five-a-side competition in the town on Monday, September 3.

The event, which takes place at Kendray Playing Fields, Hunningley Lane, will see soccer players battle it out in front of a crowd of spectators from 7pm.

The sporting fun will be followed by a raffle.

Proceeds from the contest will be donated to Head Strong, which provides support and information for people affected by cancer of the head and neck.

Lisa Smith, head and neck cancer nurse specialist at Barnsley Hospital, said: “Head Strong provides the opportunity for patients and their families to share experiences - which is important, as head and neck cancers can often have long lasting effects on a patient.”