Sedgefield father organises five-a-side football tournament for premature baby charity (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Sedgefield father organises five-a-side football tournament for premature baby charity
A FATHER-OF-TWO is organising a five-a-side football tournament to make more men aware of a charity that supports premature and poorly babies and their families.
David Adamson, of Sedgefield in County Durham, first encountered the Tiny Lives when his baby daughter Sophie received treatment at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary in 2007.
Sophie sadly died and the charity, which is based at the hospital, proved a tower of strength during this difficult time.
Mr Adamson, 25, has been supporting the Tiny Lives ever since and hopes to encourage more men to get involved by inviting teams of friends from across the region to take part in a football tournament.
“We find that a lot of women utilise and engage with the charity but us blokes are more stubborn and find it harder to seek help and talk about how we feel,” said Mr Adamson, who has two young sons.
“I want to get men more involved and also raise funds for the charity.
“The support it offers to parents is marvellous. It also provides accommodation so families can stay with the child while they are in hospital and pays for medical equipment, which is not covered by the NHS.”
The five-a-side football tournament will take place at Complete Football at High Gosforth Park in Newcastle on Saturday, December 7.
Entry is £5 per player.
To find out more or to register a team contact Mr Adamson on 07789-746592 or email@example.com
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