Rovers take to streets for Salvos

by Jon Andrews, Bayside Leader

Hampton Rovers are again kicking goals for charity, fronting up for this weekend’s Red Shield Appeal.

Footy players from juniors to adults will walk the streets of Hampton knocking on doors and shaking tins to raise money for the Salvation Army.

This will be their 17th year of taking part in the appeal, with over $150,000 already raised. Players and parents from junior teams will door-knock, while seniors collect cash from motorists at Hampton intersections.

Organiser Bill Mirabito said they were one of a few sports clubs to host Salvos fundraisers on a big scale.

“The footy club got started on the appeal because we wanted our kids to learn it isn’t that hard to give a few hours to help those less fortunate,” Mr Mirabito said.

“We teach kids not just about playing good footy, we also teach them to be good citizens.”

The Red Shield Appeal is on May 27 and May 28; this year they are focusing on homelessness.

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