Joe is fitting matchwinner as Worthing footballers support hospice

Worthing United Youth FC have raised £1,000 for St Barnabas Hospice.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 1:30 pm
The Worthing United Youth fundraising footballers

Worthing United Youth FC have raised £1,000 for St Barnabas Hospice

Joe Hudson, 12, scored the winning goal as United’s under-16s beat the club’s coaches in a charity match in aid of the hospice.

Joe sadly lost his mum to cancer earlier this season so the club created the Caroline Hudson Trophy to be played each year in aid of the hospice, which offered Caroline palliative care last year.

Joe Hudson (centre) with Jason Nicholls, George Brigden and Jacko from WYUFC

More than £1,000 was collected by club members and parents plus Caroline’s family and friends at the match at Worthing FC’s Woodside Road ground.

Club Chairman Jason Nicholls said: “Originally the match was planned to give our under-16s a special send-off after their final season ended early because of Covid.

“We decided to combine this event with a special tribute to Caroline, who was a very active supporter of the club with her husband Tony.

“When Joe scored the winning goal, it was a very special moment for everyone. A huge thank you to everyone who donated to this very worthy cause.”

Worthing United Youth FC run 28 girls and boys teams from under-fives to under-16s at Hill Barn recreation ground. Please contact St Barnabas Hospice to donate.