Keenly contested football match raises over £400 in memory of Tony Wright
Tony Wright, a former Assistant Principal at London Academy, died in March. Tony was an invaluable member of staff and his contribution to the school and the welfare of the students continued after he stopped working at the academy. Tony volunteered and tutored students and assisted them with their UCAS application.
Once staff and students heard of Tony’s passing, they sought a way to remember him and a charity football match was held earlier this month.
The match was supported by hundreds of people, current and former students and staff each donating £1 to watch the sporting spectacle, along with the teams paying ‘match fees’. Over £400 was raised for Brain Tumour Research and The Childhood Trust, charities suggested by Mr Wrights family.
The kick off followed a minutes applause in memory of Mr Wright. The match itself saw staff take on an impressive student side. Each of the staff team played with a handle bar moustache in memory of Tony’s facial hair. The entire game was punctuated with impressive feats of skill and determination from both teams. It was a close game and the staff won 4-3.
A huge thank you to all staff and students who supported the match especially Sak Moumen for organising the event.