An Edinburgh restaurant chain, Vittoria Group are pulling on their football kit to raise money for one of Edinburgh’s most loved charities. Gordon Brown, a service engineer with Capital will be taking part as Forth 1 Allstars goalkeeper.
Vittoria Group FC will go head to head with local radio station select, The Forth 1 Allstars. The match is at Meadowbank Stadium’s 3G pitch on Sunday 11th June at 2pm.
Supporting Cash for Kids
All money raised on the day will go directly to Forth 1’s Cash for Kids, which helps disadvantaged children across Edinburgh, The Lothians and Fife.
Organiser, Leandro Crolla commented: “The Vittoria Group is passionate in supporting local charity and Forth 1’s Cash for Kids is a very worthy cause. It supports children and young people across the community in a whole range of areas in their lives. We support the charity all year round raising nearly £50,000 with promotions and events. This will offer a different edge to our usual fundraising.”
Forth 1 presenter Mark Martin is hoping for a large crowd on the day. “I work closely with Cash for Kids every week and know exactly how any money is used. There are thousands of children living in difficult circumstances. They need our help, especially with the summer holidays just round the corner. I’m really looking forward to seeing the new Vittoria team in action. I hope their football ISN’T as good as their food, or we’re in trouble!”
Service engineer, Gordon Brown said: “This my first season with the Forth 1 Allstars. Since becoming a new dad makes me appreciate how good a cause Cash for Kids is. If anyone would like to come along and give me support and donate towards a great cause, I would love to see them there.”
The Forth 1 group will feature Edinburgh Festival favourite, comedian Gareth Waugh, celebrity hair stylist Boyd MacIntyre, former Raith Rovers and Hibs player Paul Tansey and other familiar faces on the day.
The Vittoria Group vs The Forth 1 Allstars takes place at Meadowbank’s 3G pitch, Sunday 11th June at 2pm. Entry is by donation.
Pictured Leandro Crolla, Tony Crolla, Gordon Brown and Mark Martin
Article and images courtesy of Mark Martin, Forth 1