Growers United was launched in October last year by Vicarage Nurseries, a local horticultural business. Their initial aim was to raise money for the treatment of Esme Clayson, a leukemia patient at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Esme is now thankfully recovering, but the organisers have big plans for the “beautiful game” and want to continue to use football and all sports as a way to build greater friendships between the many different communities in the Vale.
And on Saturday 20 July, Growers United will be part of a family sports day (beginning at 10am), which is being supported by Wychavon District Council and hosted once again by Evesham United Football Club.
On the day there will be a seven-a-side football tournament (beginning at 10am), an outdoors climbing wall, art workshops, a bouncy castle and many other family attractions. The sporting day will culminate with Growers United playing football against a team of former West Bromwich Albion players (kick-off at 4pm), whilst in the evening there will be a live music concert – details to be announced shortly.
The proceeds from the event on 20 July will go towards Growers United’s chosen children’s charity, the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and also to purchase an additional defibrillator to be based at Evesham United’s ground so that it can serve the local area.
09:00- registration for 7-a-side footy tournament
10:00- tournament starts
14:00- semi-finals and matches for lower places
14:30- 3rd place match
15:00- 7-a-side final on the main pitch
16:00- Growers United v West Bromwich Albion (ex-players)
17:30- presentation of trophies to winners of 7-a-side
18:00- concert and other attractions
20:00- refreshments in the club house for guests and VIPs