A BRADFORD care home will benefit from £5,000 raised through a charity football match.

The money was raised in a game between Bradford City and Leeds United veterans where an impressive crowd of 1,500 people watched at the home of Silsden AFC.

Anchor’s Mill View care home in Bradford was chosen along with Friends Together and Guiseley Memory Café, by City legend Alan Gilliver, to benefit from the cash.

It will be used for residents’ wellbeing for things like trips, entertainers and new furniture for the home’s garden.

Mill View manager Carmen Susai said: “Bradford City won the game and everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and we were delighted with how much money was raised, which was also helped by a bottle stall and raffle prizes."

The event was organised by Alan’s wife Christine and Lee Clapham, a member of Bradford City’s veterans team.

Silsden AFC also made £3,750 from the sale of food and drink – a well-deserved reward for the club and all the volunteers who worked so hard to help make it happen.

Mill View is a residential care home set in modern and comfortable surroundings with en-suite rooms for up to 50 residents.