A FOOTBALL club has raised more than £1,000 for a local food bank after their captain suffered a knee injury.

The Didcot Casuals under-15 girls team were busy raising money for the Didcot Foodbank on FA Cup Final Day on May 15, by running the ‘Road to Wembley’.

The team completed a virtual 87km relay run from Didcot to Wembley and raised £1,085 for the food bank.

Team captain, Faith, suffered a serious knee injury in a pre-season friendly in August 2020 and has not been able to play football since.

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Originally the football team wanted to raise funds for Faith’s rehabilitation. However, team captain Faith wanted the funds to go to those in need in the local community.

The football team set out with a target of raising £650 on their JustGiving page, but soon they smashed their target. The football team will be presenting a large cheque to the food bank on Tuesday.

To help the football team raise more money for the Didcot Foodbank visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mark-wright-4 to donate.