Wealdstone FC host special event and help launch Help for Heroes Cup

The Help for Heroes Middlesex Charity Cup holders, Wealdstone FC, hosted an event on Monday evening to celebrate a £35,000 boost to the charity and launch the 2011-12 edition of the tournament.

The Stones welcomed Royal Navy officers WTR Mikey Paddock, CPO James “JC” Cameron Wood and PO Andy “Gibbo” Gibbs to Ruislip Social Club at the end of their Walk To Wembley  – an eight-day event that saw the three men transport the match ball for the  England v Wales international from the Millennium Stadium to Wembley Stadium by walking 21 miles a day.

Having arrived at Wembley at 3.00pm yesterday, Mikey, JC and Gibbo headed for The Vale to celebrate raising £35,000 for Help for Heroes and met up with Middlesex County FA President Jim Taylor and Vice-President of Wealdstone FC Peter Worby
to kick-off the new season’s Charity Cup, which begins at The Vale on September 20th  when Wealdstone take on Ashford Town (Middlesex).

The Middlesex Senior Charity Cup has been running since 1901 and the 2011-12 season is the first campaign where each match will raise funds for Help for Heroes. However, it is not the first time the tournament has been run for the benefit of injured service personnel, with the competition being known as the Senior Red Cross Cup between1940-45,  during which time Wealdstone were winners twice.

The Walk To Wembley team will be fundraising at Help for Heroes Cup matches throughout the season, so look out for them. To make a donation, visit
http://www.bmycharity.com/WALKTOWEMBLEY.