Teenage Cancer Trust benefits from football match between Guernsey politicians and Guernsey media

December 29th, 2011 by Events

This year’s annual football match between members of the Guernsey media and Guernsey deputies and civil servants was in support of Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Guernsey media's goalmouth is well defended by Gareth Le Prevost in the second half (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

It took place on the afternoon of 27 December next to Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, St Peter Port, Guernsey.

Gareth Le Prevost, media team goalkeeper, and James Falla, both from The Guernsey Press. (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Deputy Leon Gallienne, on the States of Guernsey team, nominated Teenage Cancer Trust as the beneficiary of the fund raising at the football match.

Simon De La Rue of BBC Guernsey charges after the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Deputy Gallienne has been instrumental in raising money for this charity.

Teenage Cancer Trust is also Channel Television‘s nominated Charity of the Year.

Some Deputies watch from the sidelines (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

With the help of Channel TV, Channel Islanders have donated almost £350,000 to the charity in 2011.

Media goal keeper Gareth Le Prevost takes a goal kick (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

During the second half the media goal was under constant threat from the States of Guernsey (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The money is being raised for a new specialist unit at Southampton Hospital.

(left to right) Darren Cooley, Gareth Le Prevost, Simon Tostevin and Ben Chapple defend the media goal with Guernsey Chief Minister Lyndon Trott in the black shirt (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Simon Tostevin heads the ball away from the media goal (click image to expand (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The money already raised will allow work to start on the new specialist unit but much more money is required to see the unit completed.

Chief Minister Lyndon Trott takes the ball towards the media's goal (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey Chief Minister Lyndon Trott passes the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

At the moment Channel Island teenagers with cancer who go to Southampton General Hospital for treatment either have to be placed in a children’s ward or in an adult ward.

Media goal keeper Gareth Le Prevost takes a free kick (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey Chief Minister Lyndon Trott takes control of the ball in front of Ben Chapple (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The specialist unit will give teenagers some privacy and make their treatment as comfortable as possible.

Guernsey Chief Minister Lyndon Trott concentrates on the ball after passing Ben Chapple of BBC Guernsey (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The States of Guernsey advances towards the media goal again (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Cancer is diagnosed in between 1 in 300 to 1 in 400 teenagers. These cancers are often rare and aggressive.

Dr Andy Sloan of the States of Guernsey passes infront of Darren Cooley (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

States of Guernsey move upfield (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Over 2000 young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year. Based on this number, about five children in the Channel Islands will be diagnosed with cancer each year.

Chief Minister Lyndon Trott takes control of the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey Chief Minister Lyndon Trott (left) and James Falla (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Much more information about fund raising activities and the aims of Teenage Cancer Trust can be found on the Channel TV website.

Dr. Andy Sloan with the ball moves away from Nick Mann of The Guernsey Press (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Dr. Andrew Sloan, States of Guernsey Economist, with the ball, and Nick Mann of The Guernsey Press (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Shani Barrasin, Secretary, Teenage Cancer Trust, Guernsey Appeal, writes “Teenage Cancer Trust was established in in the UK in 1997 to provide specialist units to care for teenagers with cancer.”

Andy Will of Channel TV charges after the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Andy Will of Channel TV fights for the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

“The charity also provides specialist nurses, counselling, get-togethers, conferences and general help for this age group.”

Andy Will of Channel TV with the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Andy Will of Channel TV (left) chases the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Shani Barrasin continues “there are currently 17 specialist units established throughout the UK but more are needed.”

Simon Tostevin of The Guernsey Press with the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Chief Minister Lyndon Trott smiles (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The specialist unit in Southampton would service Channel Island youngsters.

Deputy Leon Gallienne arrives on the field (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

James Falla takes control of the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Guernsey Teenage Cancer Trust fundraising committee was established in February 2011.

Chief Minister Lyndon Trott runs towards the ball that James Falla has received (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Deputy Leon Gallienne runs after Andy Will of Channel TV (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

It has eleven members including two Guernsey mothers whose children have had cancer.

Tony Curr with the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Tony Curr with the ball in mid-field (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The youngsters who get cancer have most of their treatment off island.

Simon De La Rue of BBC Guernsey takes a free kick (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Andy Will of Channel TV tries to pass Deputy Leon Gallienne with Lyndon Trott in the background (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Shani Barrasin writes “it is traumatic enough to learn of the diagnosis but to then have to fly off-island for treatment for weeks or months at a time away from family and friends is even harder.”

Tony Curr attacks the States of Guernsey end of the field (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Tony Curr against three (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

At the moment youngsters will have their treatment on the children’s or the adult ward at Southampton General Hospital.

The aftermath of the challenge (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Nick Mann of The Guernsey Press and Guernsey Chief Minister Lyndon Trott chase the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

It is hoped that development of a Teenage Cancer Trust specialist unit at Southampton Hospital will begin in early 2012.

Fighting over the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Luke Richardson of The Guernsey Press scores his third goal against the States of Guernsey team (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

“At a most difficult time in their lives at least our youngsters will have an appropriate ward to receive both treatment and psychological help,” writes Shani Barrasin.

Deputy Leon Gallienne's attempt at goal bounces of the crossbar (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Three challenge for a high ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

“There are times during treatment when teenagers need peace and quiet.”

Guernsey Chief Minister Lyndon Trott narrowly escapes contact from No. 10 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Media goalkeeper Gareth Le Prevost saves another goal (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

“They need people of their own age to socialise with…”

The States of Guernsey team launch another attack on the media goal (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Simon De La Rue of BBC Guernsey with the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

“and talk with, and make friends with other teenagers who are going through the same issues …” writes Shani Barrasin.

Guernsey Chief Minister Lyndon Trott scored a consolation goal (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

For more information about Teenage Cancer Trust download their factsheet.

Hat-trick scorer Luke Richardson of The Guernsey Press (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Donations can be made to Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey through the Virgin Money Giving website.

Simon De La Rue of BBC Guernsey is challenged for the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Nick Mann of The Guernsey Press in possession of the ball (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

For more information about the Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey appeal email guernsey @ teenagecancertrust.org

A late attempt on goal by the States of Guernsey just misses (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Last corner of the game for the States of Guernsey (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Another near miss for the States of Guernsey (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Victorious Guernsey Media United team with their trophy - left to right, back row - Darren Cooley, Simon Tostevin, Gareth Le Prevost, Luke Richardson, Ben Chapple, Miles Plumley and Tony Curr. Front row - Rob Moore, Nick Mann, James Falla, Andy Will and Simon De La Rue (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

These images, which are in chronological order, were taken during the last 30 minutes of the football match between Media United and Deputies and civil servants of the States of Guernsey.

The first half produced two goals for Media United and in the second half Media United added another goal.

Luke Richardson of The Guernsey Press scored all three goals for Media United.

Chief Minister Lyndon Trott scored a consolation goal for the States of Guernsey late in the second half.

 

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