SATURDAY 29th May 2021
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1st HALF KICK OFF 08.00
MARKET ROAD, FOOTBALL PITCHES, LONDON N7
2nd HALF KICK OFF 17.00
THE PEACE PITCH, FLANDERS, BELGIUM
TC v TC will raise funds for young underpriviledged children to participate in the 2021 Global Peace Games – a week long peace education project that creates Peace Ambassadors for the future. Join NCFA’s Patrons, the stars of BBC hit comedy series This Country and provide, hope for childhoods in need.
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THIS COUNTRY v THAT COUNTRY is a charity football match being played on 28th March 2020.
NCFA patrons, Charlie and Daisy Cooper, stars of the hit BBC comedy series This Country will be a part of a team playing a very special game of football
The challenge is to play two halves of football in two different countries on the same day: the first half will be played at Market Road Pitches, North London, N7 9PL, with the second half taking place on The Peace Pitch, Peace Village, Flanders, Belgium, site of the First World War’s 1914 Christmase truces. The objective is to raise money for young people to participate in the 2020 GLOBAL PEACE GAMES. Held annually at the Peace Village, Mesen, Belgium, the Global Peace Games is a week-long peace education programme in which around 60 underprivileged children from different backgrounds across the world get together to take part in an inclusive series of activities and sports. The GPGs celebrates the International Day of Peace through sport and has a lasting impact on each and every young person who attends, helping to develop confidence, break down barriers and creates peace makers for the future. The event will poignantly see a Peace Poppy Football transported from London to Flanders, before being laid at The Last Post, Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium in a declaration of peace.
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Name of Bank: HSBC
Account Name: National Children’s Football Alliance
Account Number: 52790165
Sorting Code: 40-22-26
Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown. Menin Gate, bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died before 16 August 1917 and have no known grave.
Every evening at 8pm precisely, the “Last Post” has been sounded since 1928 under the imposing arches of the Menin Gate. This is where TC v TC players will lay the peace poppy football to commemorate the soldiers of the then British empire who went missing in action.