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Celebrity football match raises funds for Preston cancer and MND charities

Posted on - 25th May, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, Preston North End, South Ribble News, Sport
Players competing at the celebrity charity football match Pic: Michael Porter Photography
The TV All Stars won the match 7-2 Pic: Michael Porter Photography

A celebrity football match earlier this month has raised £4,400 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Len Johnrose Trust.

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On Sunday 8 May, a team of Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks stars took on former footballers at a charity match at Chorley FC’s Victory Park. In the end The TV All Stars won the match by 7-2, with Rosemere Legends accepting defeat.

The match had over 400 spectators to create a lively atmosphere with an advantage of good weather in the afternoon.

Teams coming out for the celebrity charity football match Pic: Michael Porter Photography
The game had over 400 spectators Pic: Michael Porter Photography

The proceeds from the tickets went towards research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and to help former pro footballer Len Johnrose and his family as he battles the disease.

Dan Hill, chief officer of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in the match – the organisers, sponsors, players, officials, stewards, special guests and spectators – for making it a great afternoon of family entertainment.

“It couldn’t have gone any better as even the weather was on side.”

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