Football tournament success for Toby campaign

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YOUNG footballers took to the pitch on Saturday for the Toby Cup Football Tournament.

It involved children from year two, the same year that six-year-old Toby Booker is in at Barnham Primary School.

Action on the field in the Toby Cup Football Tournament

Action on the field in the Toby Cup Football Tournament

Organiser Gareth Kilhams said: “The day went very well, with all football teams playing each other and then straight into two semi-finals and a final.”

There were four teams in total, two from Toby’s school plus Southway Primary School in Bognor Regis and Aldinbourne Primary School in Westergate.

Mr Kilhams, who runs Barnham Trojans FC’s under-sevens team, said: “All participants received their own medal.

“Southway Primary School won the sportsmanship award for being the best sporting team and Mr Collins’ team from Barnham Primary School were the winners of our first annual Toby Cup Football Tournament.”

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ks1500263-2 'Football team members taking part in the fundraising football match

He wanted to help because his son is a good friend of Toby and was pleased to announce a grand total of £540 was raised.

“All the children enjoyed a fun-packed day, even seeing Elsa from Frozen, courtesy of Razzle Dazzle Promotions, plus Spiderman, Iron Man and Captain America, thanks to Simply Marvel’ous,” he added.

“We would like to thank the schools involved, our main sponsor Fakey Xtreme and all companies and individuals who were involved to making this day a success.”

Toby’s dad, Ian Booker, said a further £248 had been raised at the weekend at Replay Live!, a gig at Stage by the Sea in Littlehampton.

The band was joined by special guest Easthead for the afternoon performance on Sunday, raising money for the campaign.

The family, who live in Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, are around a quarter of the way towards the £40,000 needed for a selective dorsal rhizotomy operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

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