Pink Un Pickers hand over cheque to FONCY

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 September 2009 | UPDATED: 16:28 10 September 2010

John Landamore (left) receives a cheque on behalf of FONCY from Billy Dixon of Dixmar Racing (middle) along with Neil Adams (right) and Free Bet organiser Eddie Edwards (background).

John Landamore (left) receives a cheque on behalf of FONCY from Billy Dixon of Dixmar Racing (middle) along with Neil Adams (right) and Free Bet organiser Eddie Edwards (background).

The Pink Un Pickers (PUPs), who are generously sponsored by Dixmar Racing, have presented a cheque for £397 to the Friends of Norwich City FC Youth (FONCY).

A selection of the Pink Un Pickers.

The Pink Un Pickers (PUPs), who are generously sponsored by Dixmar Racing, have presented a cheque for £397 to the Friends of Norwich City FC Youth (FONCY).

The money was raised through the pinkun messageboard on the increasingly popular Free Bet Thread, or as it's now known as Rays Funds For The Academy in honour of the late Ray Ducker who created the scheme.

Every week PUPs from all over the world unite to predict six results on the weekend's football. Billy Dixon (Dixmar Racing) gives them a free £10 bet on these six selections and any money won goes to the Norwich City Academy.

Last season there were seven winning weeks which in total raised £397. This follows the £212 raised the previous season taking the total presented so far to over £600.

There is keen competition amongst the PUPs themselves and we have our own competition through the season to see who can be the most successful tipster. Trophies were donated by Kev (aka Leedscanary) and were presented by Neil Adams.

The Top Pup for the season was Bernie (aka Inch High) who correctly predicted in 35 of the 40 weeks.

There was also a trophy for the top PUP for the previous season, Clyde (aka Yankee Canary) and Neil also presented a trophy to Billy Dixon in recognition of his generous sponsorship that makes the Free Bet possible.

Eddie Edwards, who now runs the Free Bet, said: “Rays Funds For The Academy has already started for this season but unfortunately there have been no winning weeks as yet although we have been very close.

“I'm sure it's only a matter of time before we win again. It's proving more popular than ever with around 65 PUPs taking part every week. These fans come from all over the world united by the aim of raising money for their beloved football club.

“I am proud of what we do and what we have achieved and it's an honour to look after the Free Bet on their behalf.”

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