WILTSHIRE COUNTY FA WOMEN’S CUP HOSTS THE ‘100 STRIKES AT CANCER’ CHALLENGE
Wiltshire FA is delighted to welcome 11-year-old, Edward Simpson, to the Women’s Cup Final on Sunday 20th February 2022, on his plight to raise £100k for Brain Tumour Research.
Kicking off at 1pm, the match will see Swindon Town Women FC taking on Warminster Town Ladies at Melksham Town Football Club in the final stage of the Wiltshire County FA Cup Competition.
Edward will join the teams at half time as he continues with his campaign ‘100 strikes against cancer’. Following his own diagnosis and treatment for a brain tumour with multiple operations, high-dose radiotherapy and months of chemotherapy, Edward is now focussed on helping others.
Launched in August 2021, Edward aims to raise £100k by taking 100 penalty kicks at 100 different locations.
Emma Cottier-Small, Football Services Manager at Wiltshire FA said, “We are very pleased to be able to support Edward on his mission. It is great to see him using his love of football to achieve his goal, and we are delighted to support him to add another strike.
“After coming out of surgery unable to walk or talk his challenge really demonstrates his courage and determination and we hope to help him raise funds and awareness at our Women’s Cup Final.”
Wiltshire County FA Women’s Cup attracts the highest placed women’s teams in Wiltshire, with the final match between Swindon Town Women FC and Warminster Town Ladies.
Wiltshire County FA Women’s and Girls’ Cups are sponsored by Corsham Print Ltd a local print, design and website company that has been supporting grassroots football in Wiltshire for the past 40 years.