Manchester United legends raise thousand for Daventry charities

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A TOTAL of £24,000 has been handed to good causes following a Manchester United Legends charity football match in town.

In May the likes of Dennis Irwin and Ray Wilkins were in Daventry to take on a town team which included district council leader Chris Millar.

In total 1,151 people turned out for the match which helped raise the cash.

Among those to benefit are local charities The Gary Barton Memorial Trust, which was handed £2,250 and The Naomi Tate Memorial Fund, which received £3,000.

The Reach for Health gym has been given £2,250 and £1,500 has been donated to Daventry MIND.

Other charities supported include Birmingham Children’s Hospital (£,1500), the Manchester United Foundation (£3,000), TIMS Sarcoma Cancer Trust (£2,000) and ABBIES Army (£2,300)

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