Football clash to raise vital funds for River Angels

The AMRZons team with Margaret River Lions Club President Nigel Vangucci (far left) and Lynda Donovan from River Angels (fourth from right).
The AMRZons team with Margaret River Lions Club President Nigel Vangucci (far left) and Lynda Donovan from River Angels (fourth from right).

The Margaret River AMRZons will face the Augusta Margaret River Hawks Masters football team this Friday night under lights at Gloucester Park in what has become one of the region's largest annual fundraising events.

Held in support of local cancer charity River Angels, the family friendly event will see hundreds of locals descend on the football club to celebrate the clash, which has now raised over $25,000 in three years for the organisation.

River Angels' Lynda Donovan was at the team's training session last week, where she applauded the efforts of the players on and off the field.

"We use the funds you so generously raise each year to support local families who are experiencing cancer," Ms Donovan said.

It's your work and dedication to this event that helps us achieve those goals each year, and allows us to keep going, supporting our community and the people who need us.

Lynda Donovan, River Angels

"Those funds go towards all sorts of things including transport, food, fuel, clothing vouchers, and to even buy birthday presents for the kids.

"It's your work and dedication to this wonderful event that helps us achieve those goals each year, and allows us to keep going, supporting our community and the people who need us."

River Angels also arrange cleaning and gardening for families dealing with cancer, as well as household chores such as laundry, wood chopping and the regular food drops, providing families with home cooked meals.

Also held at the Friday night function, the River Angels Monster Raffle features donations by scores of local businesses and individuals, with over $10,000 in prizes up for grabs.

Prize hampers boast everything from accomodation packages, spa vouchers, wine and clothing to homewares, entertainment and dining vouchers, chocolates, toys and auto accessories.

Tickets have been sold around the region, with sales still on at Glitterati and the Body Club as well as at the football club on game night.

Tickets are $5 each and the winners will be drawn after the main game on Friday night.

The AMRZons action will kick off this Friday August 9 from 4.30pm when the Auskick boys and girls will begin play, before the Under 13s game at 5.30pm and and the main match kicking off from 6.30pm.

Entry is free with kids games, face painting, raffles and activities available. The football club canteen and bar will be open and the after party will be hosted by DJ Evan.

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