The Fun Football Event at San Fulgencio Stadium on 27th August raised €3,442.10 for
Tasha's Mitochondria Appeal. Some of the action – and all of the music – was broadcast by
Richie Sparks of BIG fm, who also conducted a live interview with Peter Nicholas.
The match began with a minutes silence in respect of the recent events in Barcelona and an
amazing rendition of Nessun Dorma was sung by Britain's Got Talent entrant, Nikki G, who
stunned the crowd with her beautiful singing.
The match ended with the score line: Tasha's XI  2,  Police & Public Services XI – which
included players from the Veterans Football Team of Rojales Sports Club – 5. Tasha's XI
goal-scorers, Jimmy Tarquin-Bolds and Mathew Steer, each spotted the opposition goal-
keeper too far off his line and knocked in almost identical lobs from a good 40 yards out!
Former Arsenal and Welsh International, who coached Tasha's 33-strong Squad said,
“Tasha's boys were fantastic and it was a pleasure to coach them. They had had only one
previous training session together. With more time, I could certainly fashion a formidable
team from the available talent.”
Team Captain, Gary Thorley added: “The match was played in a great spirit of camaraderie;
the Spanish team were both friendly and enthusiastic. They are to be congratulated on their
participation and their win. I think every player on the pitch enjoyed playing for Tasha!”
The three day trip to Cuenca, donated by David's Coaches S.L., together with the
anonymously added €100, was won by Mr Kevin Kennedy, known to many locals for his
Quiz Nights & Music Presentations. He bought his winning programme at a separate fund-
raiser for Tasha, which was hosted by The Bar Stop on La Marina Urbanisation.
The San Fulgencio Town Hall played a huge part in facilitating this event. In particular, La
Marina Urbanisation's Councillor Paulino Herrero's assistance was greatly appreciated.
“…and the co-operation and assistance afforded by the groundsman, Lorenzo, was priceless!”
added one of the organising team, “…furthermore, Lorenzo's son, Julian, actually took a stint
in goal for Tasha's side!”
Mrs Ellen Scammell of M.U.N.A. has suggested that a photo album of the event be compiled
and given to Tasha as a memento of the day. So, anyone with suitable-quality photographs is,
therefore, asked to send them to: tom.whitmore@outlook.es
The total funds raised by the match includes €1,000 from The Hope and Christian Fellowship
group of La Marina, who will present the money after their Service on Sunday 3rd
September. Tasha's dad, Andy Lynch said: “Tasha was not well enough to go, really, but she
was there for around 45 minutes. That took a lot out of her, but she had insisted that I take
her. She wanted to see some of the people that help her enjoying themselves. I'll probably be
in trouble with her medical team, but Tasha is a very determined young woman, thankfully.
Our family are so grateful to everyone who helps Tasha.”
To make a donation tohelp Tasha’s get the urgent treatment she needs visit:
www.gofundme.com/w48en-tashas- mitochondrial-treatment.