United to face Green Pastures in fund-raising friendly

BALLYMENA United will play a fund-raising friendly match against local church side Green Pastures this Wednesday evening, July 7.

Manager Roy Walker will field a team of reserve and senior players for the match, which will be played at the Showgrounds as part of the church's annual 'Sonshine Week' which will be advertised locally in the forthcoming weeks.

All money raised from the night will go towards the churches 'Freedom Centre' which will be a home for females who have are suffering from eating disorders, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addictions to name only a few issues.

The gates will open at 6pm with entry via the Ecos Centre. Kick off will be 7 pm. There will be an extended half time with the kids from Coaching for Christ showing off their skills.

There is no requirement for tickets as people can pay at the door. Suggested donation of 5.

United boss Roy Walker said: "It is an excellent opportunity for the club to strengthen its links in the local community and I would urge our supporters to come along and back the venture."