MP welcomes Winchester City Children In Need pledge

Steve Brine has welcomed news that Winchester City will be donating 50% of the gate receipt for their match against Brading Town on Wednesday 23rd November to Children In Need.

The game is expected to kick off at 7.30pm and local volunteers will be circling the pitch to collect further donations if people wish to contribute.

Owner Paul McCarthy believes it is a fantastic cause that should be more heavily promoted throughout the Wessex League and in the surrounding sports community.

He said: "Children In Need is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness and with us donating a significant sum to the charity will hopefully encourage offer football teams and community clubs to do the same.

"Winchester City are a community club, and we hope that the surrounding area will be able to attend our fixture and help to contribute to the charity."

Steve Brine added: "It's great news, and I am so pleased that The Capitals are embracing Children in Need with such generosity. I recently visited the club, and it is doing such great work for the community, and I'll be thinking of them from Parliament on Wednesday night."

Winchester City, who are currently second in the Sydenhams Premier League, are on a seven match-winning streak. Entry for the match, held at the Denplan City Ground on Hillier Way, will be £5 for adults, £3 for Senior Citizens and £2 for Children.

Pictured; Steve recently took some time to visit the club

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