Carers, volunteers and staff from a Derbyshire charity were at Derby County’s iPro Stadium to raise funds for the cause as the Rams took on Fulham.
Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA), which has its head offices in Slack Lane, Ripley, had more than 50 volunteers, all kitted-out in DCA’s own match-day purple tee-shirts, eager to raise funds for the cause, which helps those looking after sick relatives.
It was the first major fundraising event of the year for DCA’s team of volunteers, who admitted to being a little nervous outside the stadium before kick-off, but soon settled down as many of the Derby County players posed for photographs and applauded their hard work, saying the volunteers looked ‘cool’ in their purple strip.
The determin volunteers raised nearly £2,000, which will all go to support Carers across Derbyshire. And Derby County beat Fulham 5-1.