Charities confirmed for Goth Weekend football match

Crowds watch the last match held in April. Picture: Ceri Oakes.
Crowds watch the last match held in April. Picture: Ceri Oakes.

Preparation for October's installment of the Goth Weekend football match is hotting up, with people urged to get involved and back the charitable causes the event supports.

Stokoemotiv Whitby FC will once again take on the boys in black, better known as Real Gothic FC, in the fun-filled affair, held at Whitby Town's Turnbull ground.

As well as entertaining the crowds, the event helps to raise vital funds for charity, with this month's game supporting Macmillan Cancer Support in Yorkshire as well as the Willow Foundation and SOS Children's Villages UK.

It kicks off at 2pm on the Sunday of Goth Weekend, which falls just before Halloween - October 27 to 29.

The match in April saw the boys in black put in a terrific first half performance to lead 1-0 at the break. But it wasn't to last as a quick succession of goals from Stokoe's boys dispelled gothic hopes as the match ended 6-1. Around £700 was raised for charitable causes.

If you would like to support the event by donating a prize for the raffle or auction, contact Jon Stokoe via email: jon@stokoemedia.co.uk