A Cheshire football club has raised hundreds for charity at its annual 'legends' day to mark the end of the season.

Cheshire County Sports Club’s Cestrian Alexandra FC raised an impressive £750 at the ‘Legends’ day on May 25, with the proceeds going to ARFID Awareness UK.

ARFID, or Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, causes individuals to avoud certain food types or curb their food intake.

The event saw a departure from previous traditions when former players faced the club’s current players.

This year, teams of 'legends' and 'pups' mixed for the first time to deliver a 10-goal thriller.

Assistant manager and club welfare officer, John Hughes’ team won six four over coach Bjorn Ephgrave’s XI.

Bjorn Ephgrave was in charge of the blue team  (Image: Cestrian Alexandra FC)

The fundraiser is held consistently at the end of each season with different charities selected annually.

In recent years, benefactors have included the British Red Cross and North West Air Ambulance.

This year’s nominated charity, ARFID Awareness UK, is dedicated to offering essential support to individuals, families and carers affected by the disorder.

They help them get a diagnosis and then the treatment that they need.

The charity was picked in support of ex-player Matty Taylor, who’s been personally affected by ARFID and has been an active fundraiser for the cause.

Tom Appleby, manager at Cestrian Alexandra FC, said proud of the fundraiser's outcome: "It’s been a terrific season for the club, in which we’ve won promotion and given a superb account of ourselves in local and regional cup competitions.

“It was great to be able to bring the curtain down on a successful term with an equally successful ‘legends’ day that featured a brilliant game, played in a good spirit for an important cause.”

The club secretary, Mike Gough, added: "It was fantastic to be see players past and present at ‘legends’ day, as well as raise money for a vital cause in ARFID Awareness UK that means a great deal to our former player, Matty Taylor and his family."

The club is always keen to welcome new players, and those interested in joining are encouraged to find more information on their official website.

For more information on ARFID Awareness UK visit: https://www.arfidawarenessuk.org/.