Littleport residents just have to help others, says columnist Lyn Gibb-de Swarte.

Littleport’s citizens seem to have a compulsion to raise serious money for charities while they are supposed to be just having fun.

Chris Farnell, his wife Laura, friends Darren Logan and Daryl Quinn, are prime examples.

The quartet have just raised more than £5,000 for Prostate Cancer UK by cycling from Littleport via London to the Johan Cruijff football arena in Amsterdam.

All-round sportsman Chris used to play for Littleport Town FC and LTFC will play Littleport Rangers FC on Saturday June 15 at 1pm during their big fun all-day football charity event.

Taking place at the Littleport Leisure Centre fields in Camel Road, each age group’s team in LRFC has invited a team to play. And all the players will receive a medal.

There will be a presentation of various meritorious trophies after each game.

Under 10’s kick off 9.30. The Under 10’s Yellow, at 10.30. The Under 12’s Navy play Bottisham at 11.30. Under 16’s play Burwell at 4pm.

At 2.45pm the Under 15’s Navy play the U 15’s Yellow and the winners will take home the Steve Kellegher Memorial Cup. There is a trophy for the runners-up.

Let’s not forget the cake stall, food van, inflatables, soak the coach – and the great raffle.

Also based at Littleport Leisure Centre, Littleport parkrunners are always running for charity and, on Sunday 16, Cathy Gibb de Swarte is representing Littleport in Scotland doing the Glasgow 10k in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

She has been generously sponsored by many fellow runners and local firms like Port Plumbing through her official ‘just giving’ page on Facebook as are Chris and Laura Farnell. A

Also demonstrating Littleport’s altruism is the Repair Shop at the village hall held by Timebank; take items like electricals, phones, computers, needing repair, for £5 an item, this Saturday 2-5pm. Stephen: 07776 201813.

And well-worth supporting is the wonderful Littleport Brass Band in concert with Mike Lovatt who will perform at Ely Cathedral on Saturday at 7.30pm.