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Monday, 30 July 2012 (3029126)
Waterloo footballers take to Ormskirk slides for fundraising event
by David Simister

A TEAM of young footballers swapped the pitch for the slides when they headed to Ormskirk for a fundraising afternoon with a fun twist.

Members of the Waterloo Vipers raised funds for the team's activities by taking part in a sponsored slide-a-thon at the Happy Hippos play centre on Moorgate last Sunday (July 29).

Keith Newell, one of the team's managers, said: “As our main kit sponsor Happy Hippos have been extremely supportive to our new Community Football Club and without their generous support we couldn't have given all the kids a fantastic new football kit in our new club colours.

”The kids and their parents, aunties, uncles and grandparents all had a great time, creating good memories for all inolved with our new club.“

The Vipers even got a chance to meet a hippo, when the play centre's mascot Hettie The Hippo, paid the young players a visit during the event.

Play centre manager Janis Newell said: ”The Waterloo Vipers football team came along to Happy Hippos playcentre in Ormskirk for a slide-a-thon to help raise funds for the team

“A fun day was had by all and even Hettie the Hippo came along to join in the fun too.”

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