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In pictures: Footballers raise funds for refugee charity

David Lee

David Lee

The power of football was in action in Slough on Sunday as players from across the country took part in a five-a-side competition to help refugees struggling across the globe.

A whopping 24 teams turned out for the Refugee Cup, held at Slough Power League in Ragstone Road.

Organised by the nationwide charity Youth Action, the event aimed to raise awareness of the plight of vulnerable refugee communities in Europe and raise money so the charity’s volunteers can continue to deliver aid first hand to refugees.

  Slough-based volunteers, including Manor Park resident Tahir Dad from Youth Action, helped organise the tournament.

Amar Abbas, founder of Youth Action, said: “If you look around you can see it’s not just Muslim people that are here.

“We’ve got people from all over the world that are playing here to help refugees.”

Visit www.youthaction.org.uk for more details on Youth Action’s work.

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