New pitch was soccer players’ goal

PUBLISHED: 12:49 04 December 2013 | UPDATED: 12:49 04 December 2013

Cllr Andrew Moulding joined head teacher Martin Smith at Axe Valley Community College for a football training session to highlight the college joining the Local Giving Initiaive. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 9782-48-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Cllr Andrew Moulding joined head teacher Martin Smith at Axe Valley Community College for a football training session to highlight the college joining the Local Giving Initiaive. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 9782-48-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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Axminster county councillor joins college headteacher for a fundraising football match

Money was the goal when an Axminster councillor and a headteacher took part in a soccer match with students at Axe Valley Community College.

The college has recently won planning permission to build an artificial grass pitch, and is looking to raise funds for the £500,000 scheme.

College headteacher Martin Smith and Axminster County Councillor Andrew Moulding donned a football strip in a sponsored kick-about, as they looked to raise money for the cause.

Mr Smith said: “I had enormous fun training with the pupils on this special occasion. The new artificial grass pitch will be a terrific asset for both the school and local football teams. I am confident that Local Giving will help us to move a step close to making it a reality.”

* The Local Giving campaign is an initiative which the Parents, Teachers and Friend’s Association has signed up to.

It is currently running its Government-sponsored “Grow your Tenner” scheme, which means that for every £10 donated towards the funding of the pitch, the school will receive £22.50.

However, the offer will only run for a short time. To find out more visit https://localgiving.com/search?name=axe


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