A charity football match in Peterborough has raised over £10,000 for a local cancer charity and saw several celebrities take on a public team.
The Football vs Cancer football game saw a team of local players up against a team of Football Legends including Des Walker (ex England Player ) and Colin Hendry (ex Scotland) at the Peterborough Sports FC, Bee Stadium on Lincoln Road in Peterborough.
It was in support of Stamford based charity Anna’s Hope which supports children with brain tumours and some of the youngsters they support were mascots on the day.
Celebs included actor Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia), Jodie Bartle (Celtic womens FC) and Hollyoaks star Tom Hollings.
The Local team won the penalty shoot out after scores were tied 4-4 at full time.
In the Gala evening that followed just over £10,000 was raised for Anna’s Hope and every penny raised is going to support children with brain tumours.
Carole Hughes Founder of Anna’s Hope said – “A huge thank you to all at Football vs. Cancer for the support they have given to children with brain tumours and Anna’s Hope.
"The five mascots, Alfie, George, Jamie, Laylah and Luke who receive support from Anna’s Hope really enjoyed the game and how they were made to feel very special by the players.
"Shaun Harley, Chairman of Football versus Cancer and his wife Kelly did a fantastic job in organising the event. Also thanks to the public who came to see the game.”
Shaun Harley, Chairman of Football versus Cancer added – “It was an entertaining and competitive game with the local players from the public beating the Football Legends in a penalty shoot out to win this year’s trophy.
"I am proud of the support given by all the players who put on their boots once again to help make a difference to children with a brain tumour. The Gala event in the evening at the Holiday Inn Peterborough was a huge success and on behalf of Football versus Cancer I am delighted that the whole event raised just over £10,000."
Peterborough Ms Galaxy and ESP Magazine model Gemma Royce supported the event joining the team of Anna’s Hope fairies on the day collecting donations.
Gemma Royce said – “I had the best day at the Football Vs Cancer celebrity event. We managed to raise a bucket load of money for Anna’s Hope through selling raffle tickets. I
"Ironically my raffle ticket was called for the main prize, which was a framed signed Michael Owen shirt however, I gave the shirt back and it went to a diehard fan of Michael’s which was nice. The match was great entertainment and all the players gave their all. The donated food afterwards was amazing. A great day!”
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