Social & Fundraising Events
Our members have been fundraising for the Club as part of our partnership with Sunderland Council.
We will keep you up to date of all planned fundraising activities here................‘Building a better future for our Club’
Throughout the year we hold social events at club, age group and individual team levels. We will post details of any upcoming events here. If you have anything planned by your team/age group let us know and we'll feature it here.
SOCIAL & FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Sat 30th Jan
Halloween Fun Run
Inspired by Erin
Erin Bates was a popular girl with lots of friends and a keen footballer with Washington AFC Wildcats. Following a year long battle against a brain tumour Erin died in July 2014 aged 12. Her strong will and determination during her illness touched the hearts of many and she had a smile that could brighten any room.
In 2013, during her illness, Durham County FA held a charity event in her name. ‘Erin’s Marathon Match’ raised more than £5000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and now will be held as an annual event in her honour.
Following her passing, fundraising continued and Erin’s funeral alone raised over £1300 for the Great North Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer Fund and Clic Sargent.
Washington AFC, in conjunction with Durham County FA, hosted Erin’s Marathon Match 2014 and just under £8000 was raised and donated equally between The Teenage Cancer Trust and the RVI’s Children’s Cancer Fund.
Erin’s family and friends wanted to continue fundraising and have set up a charity ‘Inspired by Erin’ to provide a pathway in to sport and physical activity for children and young people who have received treatment for cancer.
Washington AFC will be supporting the charity in its efforts and will keep you informed of any events coming up that you may be interested in.