School's Arsenal star supports charity football match


A group of former students who left Davenant Foundation School in 2010 continue to raise money in memory of their friend Peter Cross who, very sadly, died of leukaemia, aged 20.

A special football match was organised between the school’s 1st XI and their 2010 counterparts organised and managed by ex-Davenant student and Arsenal player Carl Jenkinson.

He and his friends pulled together their squad, publicised the match and have so far raised over £1,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The result of an entertaining match was a 3-1 victory for the Old Boys. The Davenant team represented themselves well and impressed Carl and his friends.

Headteacher Chris Seward was pleased to give his permission for the match. He said: “Carl and his friends came to see me and asked if they could have a game in memory of Peter Cross. They have such great memories of their school days and, in particular, of Peter and it was a pleasure to allow the event to happen."

The former students will continue to remember Peter and hope to have another game in his memory in the years ahead.

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