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BTP football fundraiser to support officers affected by Manchester Arena bombing

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Some of the first British Transport Police (BTP) officers who responded to the Manchester Arena bombing are warming up for a fundraising charity football match against the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS).

The game is to be played at the Manchester Regional Arena, which neighbours Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, on Sunday, March 11.

Money raised will go to the Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by the British Red Cross, and also MIND and COPS, in support of staff affected by the traumatic scenes on 22 May, 2017.

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The event is the branchild of PC Owens. He said: “The idea first came up in the changing rooms. We play football regularly as a team anyway and it’s a great way of getting together and talking about things you might otherwise not.

“We thought it would be therapeutic to do something with our NWAS colleagues, who were also there on the night, and raise money for the victims and survivors at the same time.”

Kick off is at 1pm. For tickets (£3 adults, £2 children, £10 – 2 adults and up to 4 children), email [email protected].

Last year more than £3,000 was raised in support of victims of terror at a charity rugby match held between a combined BTP and Metropolitan Police team and the Railway Barbarians at the RailSport Games.

Donations to the football fundraiser can be made by clicking here.

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