Charlie and his fellow team mmebers wearing their Nystagmus Network sports tops.

Charlie’s Nystagmus Network football team

Charlie loves football. He also loves his team. When they were short of money to pay for the under 7s new kit, Charlie had the brilliant idea of asking the local bank. Banks have lots of money, don’t they?

Charlie’s letter arrived on Luke’s desk and then Luke also had a brilliant idea. He decided he would raise the £300 the team needed and let Charlie nominate his favourite charity as the team sponsors.

Luke says: “I love football myself and this letter really spoke to me. I wanted to help. So I decided to compete and raise the money to help this cause.”

Choosing a charity was the easy bit! Charlie has nystagmus and his whole family supports the Nystagmus Network. They completed the Welly Walk last June.

Luke completed a triathlon in April, raised £300 and Charlie and his team got their smart new sports tops, complete with the Nystagmus Network logo. Well done, Charlie and Luke!

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