More than £2,200 has been raised for the Cancer Care & Haematology Fund at Stoke Mandeville Hospital through Aylesbury United Football Club.

The Ducks, who play their games in Chesham, teamed up with the charity following the passing of Jo Hercules, the wife of the club’s highest goal scorer, Cliff Hercules.

Throughout the course of the 2021/22 campaign via bucket collections at home matches, on top of numerous other fundraising activities which included a sponsored walk from Aylesbury to Dunstable, saw a total of £2,255 was raised the CC&HF (Cancer Care & Haematology Fund), with that money going towards , helping to improve the experience for both patients and staff.

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Chair of CCHF's Trustees, Dr Ann Watson, explained: “We were approached by Aylesbury United early last summer and asked whether we would like to be their charity partner for the season.

“Obviously we were thrilled to be invited and have enjoyed our relationship.

“We are grateful for both the cash that has been raised, but also for the awareness of our work that has been generated among their supporters and more widely across Buckinghamshire as a result.”

Aylesbury United finished 14th in the Division One Central league table last season.