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Boys beat the bobbies for charity

Local youths and police officers went head to head in a battle aimed at improving their image and raising cash for charity.

 

The battle took place on the football pitch in an annual charity match in aid of terminally-ill children.

The team of Buntingford youngsters won 4-3 in the match against members of the area’s emergency services at The Bury.

Organiser PC David Miller said the evening hoped to alter people’s perceptions of the town’s youth and the police as well as raise funds for the Lynsey Ivison Trust, a Buntingford charity that provides holidays for terminally-ill children and their parents.

He added: “Hopefully the evening got people thinking the police are not all about arresting and criminalising people.

“If we can change just one person’s perception of the police or the town’s youth, we have achieved what we set out to do.

“We had a quick count of the car park and there were definitely more people here than last year, which meant the whole event was a success. A lot of people came down to support it.”

The event, which was also a community fun day, has raised more than £2,000 for the charity. The final figure is not yet known.

Other attractions included clay pigeon shooting, gladiator duelling, an army assault course, a bouncy castle, charity raffle, auction and live music that went on into the evening.

There was also a Bassingbourn barracks’ army assault course set up for a competition between teams from local pubs.

 

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