Dads take on lads for rescue copter

Some of the dads and lads
Some of the dads and lads

DADS are set to play lads to give a lifesaving helicopter a lift.

A charity football match has been organised for Saturday, May 12, on the grounds of Dyke House Sports and Technology College, in Mapleton Road, Hartlepool.

The Hartlepool Warriors will take on the Jacksons Galacticos in an 11-a-side game in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance.

Entry for spectators will be £1 and a fundraising afternoon and evening will follow at the Jacksons Arms pub, in Tower Street.

Liam Boagey, 18, from the West View area of town, has helped organise the event with his friend Andy Wright, 19, from the Owton Manor area.

Liam said: “It just came about as an idea in a pub. We thought we’d do a charity event and it just sort of went from there.

“Everyone got behind it and it should be a good day.

“We picked the air ambulance because of the work they do. We all agreed its a really good charity.

“Dyke House have also done us a special deal as well because it’s for charity, so we’d like to thank them any everyone else that has supported us.”

After the game there will be a charity auction and raffle at the Jacksons Arms from 3.30pm-5pm.

Items up for grabs will include a signed Manchester United shirt and a signed Hartlepool United football.

Vouchers on offer will include for McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, Twenty3 Taxis and Cex.

A karaoke session will follow the fundraising.