Football match in honour of tragic Lanarkshire doctor Cat Gaskell raises thousands for charity

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A football afternoon to commemorate a Lanarkshire doctor who died last month raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Friends of Dr. Catriona Gaskell from Cambuslang played football with her regularly and wanted to do something to recognize her.

They decided that all proceeds from their four-hour “footiethon” at Goals courses in Shawlands, Glasgow on Sunday would go to Macmillan Cancer, a charity that Cat is heavily supporting.

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And the 24 women hit the end of the net by raising £ 3,075 for a good cause.

Lesley Campbell. who helped organize the event had previously told Lanarkshire Live how the pals had chosen the Footiethon as a fundraiser.

She was delighted with the day’s success and now hopes it will be an annual event.

Charity soccer

A charity football afternoon was held in memory of the Cambus-long doctor Cat Gaskell.

She said, “We are absolutely overwhelmed with the donations.

“We would like to express a big thank you to Goals Shawlands for providing the pitches and implementation, and to Enhance Dental for providing the teeth whitening package as a raffle prize.

“Our groups of five have decided to have a football tournament every year as the day went amazing and when women want to play five times per team there are many groups that play on different days and are always looking to add something to our football family .

“The girls did an amazing job yesterday, buying a community together to raise a staggering amount of money for Macmillan Cancer in honor of Cat’s chosen charity.


The football event raised over £ 3,000 for MacMillan Cancer

“The people are great and we were really touched by the amount of donations.”

Before the Games began, there was a one-minute clap for cat, with applause for the 26-year-old who worked at the Hunter Health Center in East Kilbride.

The winners on that day were the teams without starting numbers that emerged victorious from the four-team tournament and defeated teams with pink, green and orange starting numbers.

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A £ 359 Zoom Teeth Whitening Package was donated by Enhance Dental Care as a raffle prize for everyone who made a donation.

If you are interested in getting involved with the women’s teams, you should contact Goal at Shawlands, who can provide contact details.

Donations can still be made here.

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