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Skelmersdale Men-aces celebrate this year's achievements

Club held their presentation evening and met with one of their eldest fans

The Men-aces at their awards presentation with Councillor Doreen Stephenson, Mayor of West Lancashire

Skelmersdale Men-aces have had a busy few weeks with training and football presentations.

The aces were training last Thursday when a car pulled up and three generations of the same family got out and approached the team.

Mrs Hilton from Bickerstaffe had just celebrated her 80th birthday and was wheeled in her wheelchair by her granddaughter to the edge of the pitch, were she announced that she had just had her 80th Birthday party.

Mrs Hilton sometimes struggles to get the newspaper but asks her carers from Skelmersdale to bring her the edition and always asks them to read the Men-aces stories.

After speaking to the team Mrs Hilton then pulled out an envelope with £500 inside. She had asked all her guests at the party to offer a donation to the club, instead of buying presents.

Carl Eaton, from the Men-aces, said: “The last couple of days have blown us away, wonders never ceases to amaze us, and this is why we call ourselves a community club.

“Mrs Hilton’s donation is a fantastic gesture and this £500 will go towards a defibrillator for the club.

“I think she really enjoyed meeting us and it was great to meet her too.”

As Mrs Hilton left another car pulled up with the Mayor of West Lancashire, Councillor Doreen Stephenson, inside.

The Men-aces are one of the mayors chosen charities this year and she had promised to attend one of their training sessions.

Carl said: “The team was in awe of the mayor and we took lots of photos. There was a buzz in the air and the lads loved every moment of it,

“The next night we had our club’s presentation night and we felt honoured that the mayor and her husband came to join us and presented the lads with their trophies.

“We’ve had a great couple of days.”

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