Tournament in fund boost

The money raised from a football tournament organised by Wallsend Town FC is going to help a little girl with Cerebral Palsy. Emma Jobes is looked after by her grandparents Mickey and Issy Jobes. The Newcastle Clinic who sponsor the tournament have matched  the takings. The match was between Walker Ju#bilee in Purple and St Peters in Red and Black. The two skippers Paul Hollier (right) and Gary Dixon (left) with Emma, Mickey and Issy'1/8/13 pic by  Doug Moody Photography
The money raised from a football tournament organised by Wallsend Town FC is going to help a little girl with Cerebral Palsy. Emma Jobes is looked after by her grandparents Mickey and Issy Jobes. The Newcastle Clinic who sponsor the tournament have matched the takings. The match was between Walker Ju#bilee in Purple and St Peters in Red and Black. The two skippers Paul Hollier (right) and Gary Dixon (left) with Emma, Mickey and Issy'1/8/13 pic by Doug Moody Photography

A football tournament has helped a fundraising drive for a disabled child.

Wallsend Town FC hosted the event to raise money for eight-year-old Emma Jobes, who suffers from cerebral palsy, and whose family are aiming to raise £2,000 for a vital support chair.

A total of 16 teams took part in the event at NCL Park in Howdon, which raised £350 – which was double to £700 by Wallsend FC sponsor Newcastle Clinic.

Emma’s grandmother Issy Jobes, 46, said: “My husband Mickey knows Wallsend FC’s manager Dave Grandini.

“Dave came to hear of Emma and her need for a new chair and suggested helping with the tournament. We are absolutely delighted.”

Dave said: “I hope the proceeds from the game and Newcastle Clinic will inspire others to help contribute to Emma’s Fund as there is still some way to go.”