MORE than £1,000 was raised during a brilliant weekend venture organised by Bala Town FC.

The Lakesiders decided that last Saturday's home JD Welsh Premier League contest with Cardiff Met would become a special fundraiser in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

The reason behind this initiative was that this Saturday's match sponsor Rich Edwards, who played for the Lakesiders for many years, is currently suffering from a form of Alzheimer's.

Football was and still is Rich's passion and those at Maes Tegid wanted to make his day at the ground a memorable one.

The tally raised from the match raffle, online donations and a bucket collection realised a brilliant £1,150, which will be donated to the Alzheimer's Society.

A Bala Town spokesperson said: "We would like to thank everyone involved for all their generous donations to a very worthy cause."

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity.

The society provides information and support, funds research, campaigns to improve care and creates lasting change for people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Around Maes Tegid on the day, banners and flyers were show with information regarding Alzheimer's and dementia to raise awareness of the conditions.