MONEY from a fundraising 24-hour football match has been handed out to two worthy causes.

In total, 38 players featured in the June match which was organised by Barrow AFC’s Community Trust as they put out a team to face representatives from the Barrow and District Junior Football League (BDJFL).

It was part of a fundraiser for the BDJFL and the improvement of disabled facilities at AFC's Holker Street. In the end, the Barrow Community and Trust side beat the BDJFL team by 262 goals to 234.

In total an impressive £8,200 was raised, with the total split 50-50. The smashed the initial target of £5,000.

Craig Rutherford, community manager at Barrow AFC , said: “I don’t think my legs have recovered yet. It’s one of the toughest challenges that I have ever done - and I’ve done the Keswick to Barrow twice!

“It was the lack of sleep and the stopping and starting and the graveyard shift was about 11 at night til six in the morning... That was a tough shift.

“The amount raised just shows what Barrow as a town is like, when people come together for a worthy cause and the support we had from sponsors, people coming to watch and encourage us, Furness Cavaliers who provided the facility and Victoria Academy was great. For me, that's why I love living in Barrow. It's something that I'm really proud of and hopefully that money will make a real positive difference within the football club for the disabled supporters and for our local junior footballers who will hopefully get a better experience when they play football locally now."