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Radio Northwick Park football match raises more than £6,500
Coyote Ugly star Adam Garcia turned out alongside Radio Northwick Park's football team against former Arsenal stars
An international film star and a team of football legends took part in a charity football game to raise money for a hospital radio station.
Adam Garcia, star of film Coyote Ugly and television show Got To Dance, joined Radio Northwick Park’s football team as they took on a team of former Arsenal players and celebrities on Sunday.
The charity game raised more than £6,500, making it the biggest fundraiser for the hospital radio station in its 42 year history.
Mr Garcia said: “When I came down to Radio Northwick Park’s studios, I was amazed at not only the number of volunteers but their dedication and enthusiasm was inspiring.
“It made it a great honour to come and play with the team.”
The match took place at Harrow Borough Football Club and was organised to raise money for radio and the Arsenal foundation, with the final score Arsenal 18 Radio Northwick Park 4.
Before the match, Mr Garcia visited the radio station's studio at Northwick Park Hospital, in Watford Road.
During the event more than 400 supporters enjoyed other activities including entertainers, a fete, bouncy castle and fire engine.
Radio station chairman Matt Blank said: “This day really couldn't have gone better and despite Arsenal being the winners, as a charity we are celebrating the success we had and feel like champions.
“The players' determination over the past few months to raise funds and train for the match has been exceptional. Also our volunteers worked amazingly as a team, which meant the day went like clockwork.
“On behalf of the charity, I would like to thank everyone who attended and supported us and hope they, like us, had a great day out."
Captain Elliot Isaacson, who scored a hat trick, said: “I am so proud of the Radio Northwick Park players. Everything they achieved, both on and off the field, was amazing and they deserve to be congratulated.
“For me personally, playing and scoring a hat trick against a team of professional players was a dream come true, and it was an honour to captain our team.
“I'd like to say a big thank you to Arsenal, who played the game in great spirits but more so everyone who came to support the team, and the charity overall.”
The hospital radio station at Northwick Park Hospital is run entirely by nearly 150 volunteers and has been providing entertainment to patients and visitors at the hospital for more than 40 years.
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