Sussex Football raises £2,819 for the NSPCC

Funds raised at annual Sussex Community Shield match

Over £2,800 was raised for the NSPCC at the Sussex Community Shield match which was held between Sussex Senior Challenge Cup winners, Bognor Regis Town and Southern combination Football League Champions, Chichester City. 

Bognor Regis Town beat Chichester City 1-0 to claim to Sussex Community Shield back in July and the sum was presented to the NSPCC by our Chief Executive Ken Benham.

NSPCC are an independent charity that receives 90% of its funding from supporters and rely on the support of the people to keep children safe.    

The event was a great opportunity also to celebrate the NSPCC South & Mid Sussex Branch’s 60th anniversary showcasing the fantastic work they do.

NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager, Kate Hershkowitz had this to say: “I would like to say a sincere thank you to the Sussex County FA for choosing to support NSPCC and our Childline service.

“The NSPCC has a long association with The FA going back many years and we continue to work together to help keep children in football safe.”

Ken Benham, Chief Executive of the Sussex County FA, added:“We’re thrilled to have raised £2,819 for our charitable partners the NSPCC.

"I’d like to personally thank the local business’ that supported the event and the fans who contributed to the fundraising in what was another successful event to kick-off the football season.”

For further information about the NSPCC, please contact: 

T: 0808 800 5000
E: help@nspcc.org.uk