Coronavirus: Footballers help girl, 10, to 1.7m keepy-uppies

Coronavirus: Footballers help girl, 10, to 1.7m keepy-uppies

May 30, 2020 by BBC News - Your Coronavirus Stories

Key Facts

  • Imogen Papworth-Heidel has pledged one keepy-uppy for each one of the UK's key workers Thousands of people have been helping a football-mad 10-year-old reach her target of 7.1 million "keepy-uppies" in aid of charity.
  • Imogen has managed up to 8,000 keepy-uppies a day during half-term The footballer, who trains with Cambridge United's youth development academy, thought she could keep her ball up in the air about 200 times each day.
  • Footballer Lucy Bronze, one of Imogen's "idols", has contributed her own keepy-uppies Imogen does as many as she can in a row without dropping the ball, adding them all up to reach her daily total.
  • Imogen's keepy-uppy stats as of Friday 29 May Some of the more well-known faces to offer support were football pundit Alex Scott and England women's footballer Lucy Bronze, who earlier this month got in touch with Imogen and then donated 500 of her own keepy-uppies.

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