Officers from Hampshire Constabulary and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust will go head to head this Sunday (14) – on the football pitch.

The sides will lock horns at the home of Cowes Sports – Westwood Park.

The match is being held to raise money for two charities – the Joe Ellis Trust and SANDS.

Paul Hemmett from the ambulance service said:

“Sadly, I’ve had to use the services of SANDS earlier in the year and I want to givce something back to them. They provide a vital service and I want ot raise sme funds for the cause.

“There is certainly a competitive edge after the police scored a last minute goal when we played them two years ago. Training is going well and everyone is really putting in 100% effort.

“Cowes Sports are kindly opening the clubhouse for us on the day and both charities will also be there.”

The match is happening at Cowes Sports’ Westwood Park ground

PC Paul Neill – manager and captain of the police team – added:

“We were victorious 2-1 last time around and it was fantastic. We raised almost £4,000 and it seemed the right thing to do to have a re-match against the NHS.

“I worked with Simon Ellis – who lost his son and founded the Joe Ellis Trust in 2014. It’s an Island charity which supports Island families.

“training has been going well and we have a good squad. We’ve had a couple of friendly matches – but they haven’t gone too well!”

The game is at Westwood Park, Cowes on Sunday (14). Gates open at 2pm and kick off is at 3pm.

Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can do so here.