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Posted on: 8 March 2019

Football Fundraiser

In advance of Mr Alvarez’s leg wax on Friday 5 April in aid of the charity Football for Cancer, he has held assemblies about their work this week. 

Football for Cancer was created in 2008 in Portsmouth, and since then it has grown from a single tournament to a charity that has raised nearly £1 million for local cancer charities and individuals.

Following his assemblies, Mr Alvarez received a donation from Tony Levy, a Portsmouth In the Community coach (who runs the after school homework/football club on Fridays) and Kev the Kitman McCormack of a football signed by the Portsmouth 2018-19 squad to raffle to raise more funds.

Year 7 Ryan Hinckley was inspired by the assembly, and as his family has been directly affected by cancer, he offered Mr Alvarez a substantial sum to buy the football outright. 

Hearing about this kind gesture, Lee Jones, the Deputy Chair of the Committee for Football for Cancer, gave Ryan a football for his own use as well as an FFC hoody and tickets to the Portsmouth game against Scunthorpe next Saturday 16 March!

Ryan said, “I did it so that I could help other families who have loved ones with cancer.  I’m so happy to get these footballs and hoody, and really appreciate it. I ’m a true Pompey fan (it runs in the family!) so I’m really looking forward to the match!”