Ardglass Football Club has raised £1200 for front line NHS staff who work in Ardglass.
The local footballers and their supporters decided to organise a charity walk and run and altogether 1060 miles were covered.
Chris Teggart, Ardglass FC assistant manager, said: “It is important that we recognise the efforts and sacrifices of those in the front line. These staff have been exemplary during the lockdown period and they must be recognised for their invaluable contribution to our wider community.
“We decided to do a run and walk for the club members and succeeded in raising a sum of money. We have therefore decided to give the staff at Ardview House gifts made up at McDaid’s Chemist, and the balance went to our local chemist McDaid’s and to King’s Castle Nursing home for their services.
“On behalf of the club management, we’d like to thank everyone who took part and who supported this initiative.
“Hopefully our club will be back up and running on the 27 July when there will be another easement of social distancing. Our players are keen to get going again. We did not lose a game in the Newcastle league during the season and just need one win out of five games left to lift the League Cup.
“We are looking forward to keeping our younger members in the community busy with training and matches. There is some fitness training ongoing just now, but it will all start again in earnest very soon again.
“It has been a difficult time for the sporting world and hopefully we can get back to normal soon.
“Our thanks once again to all the front line staff in the homes in Ardglass and McDaid’s Chemist for their commitment and hard work in looking after the elderly and those requiring care.”