Lepra North step up their fund-raising drive

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Lepra North FC are looking for continued support from the Edinburgh community as they look to raise money for the LEPRA Society, writes CHRIS MARTIN.

The Heriot-Watt based club, founded in 2004, has been fundraising to help people affected by leprosy and other diseases linked to poverty, discrimination and disability in the UK and abroad.

For the last four years, club manager Kenny Wood has been at the helm and he is determined to go one better this season.

He said: “Last year we raised around £350 from charity events including our end-of-season dance and auctioning items donated from Hibs and Hearts.

“We’ll be trying to go and beat that this season.”

The 31-year-old coach wants to raise the profile of the East Of Scotland Churches League and thinks it can help the causes of both the LEPRA Society and other charities in the league.

“My ambition is to get the league more recognised,” he added.

“We can’t raise money if people don’t know much about it. Fighting leprosy is a good cause after all.”