Annual charity match nets $11k for River Angels | Video

The mighty AMRZons football team gathered at The River last week to reveal the total figure raised at this year's charity match against the Margaret River Masters.

The annual contest between the two sides is a family friendly, community affair with local businesses and individuals donating to a monster raffle and players selling tickets in the lead up to the game, in aid of local cancer charity, River Angels.

Fundraising force: The mighty AMRzons football team and coaching staff with River Angels' Lynda Donovan (centre with cheque). Photo: Nicky Lefebvre

Fundraising force: The mighty AMRzons football team and coaching staff with River Angels' Lynda Donovan (centre with cheque). Photo: Nicky Lefebvre

AMRZons player and team spokesperson Shelley Joyce said the fundraising was truly a team effort, and extended her thanks to the players and their families, as well as team supporters who have worked to sell tickets, source prizes and promote the event.

"This is so exciting to be able to do this, after so many months of all our hard work, and planning and training," she said.

"Two years ago, the last time we did this, we managed to raise $11,005 and that's because we have such an amazing community.

We are up at 23 families this year, $3500 each year per family...So this provides a little bit of relief, the families just get so much out of that. Thank you, thank you.

Lynda Donovan, River Angels

"We didn't think we'd get that this year, just with everything being so different and with COVID-19 and our game night not being on after junior footy, and things like that.

"But we are really proud to say that with the support of our great community, and you guys, we've managed to get to $11,702.50."

The team presented the cheque to River Angels' founder and coordinator Lynda Donovan, who said the funds would go a long way to supporting local families dealing with cancer and treatments.

"Thank you, you amazing legends," Ms Donovan said. "That's going to mean a lot."

River Angels provides practical support in the form of food drops, cleaning, gardening and household maintenance, transport, financial assistance and a long list of other specialised services donated largely by locals.

"We are up at 23 families [to support] this year, and that's $3500 each year per family, so our budget has gone up to about 70 or 80 grand," Ms Donovan said.

"So this provides a little bit of relief, the families just get so much out of that. Thank you, thank you."

To find out more about River Angels, visit www.riverangels.org.au