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Football match raises funds for Emmie Smillie Charity Foundation

Charity football match teams

Toryglen Indoor Football Centre was the venue for a charity event involving Celtic and Rangers supporter clubs. It was goals galore as Rangers eventually won 8-6 in front of a large vociferous crowd. It was 3-3 at the interval but early in the second half Rangers raced to a 7-3 lead and despite a late comeback by Celtic, it was Rangers captain Alan Stevenson who lifted the charity cup.

Despite aching limbs it was all handshakes and smiles at the final whistle in an event organised by Cartyne gym Team Train Fitness.

Organisers Chris Gentile and Stuart Latto had put together the event for the Emmie Smillie Foundation.

“We decided to organise an annual event for charity and this was the first event. Sarah Jane, Emmie’s sister is a member at the gym and it was that connection that started our efforts. We are close to our £3000 target,” said Chris.

The Emmie Smillie Charity Foundation, is a cancer focussed charity formed by the Smillie family, as trustees in 2016.

Charity football match cup winners

Emmie was a typical down to earth east end woman with her whole life ahead of her. But in July 2015 at just 34 years old, she lost a brave battle with cancer.

The Foundation’s primary objective is to support cancer linked organisations (within Glasgow and the West of Scotland), which provide services aligned with the ongoing and ever-present life-changing challenges arising through cancer related illness, particularly in young people.

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