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Stars will be lining up to take to the pitch in the fifth successive Football vs. Cancer match in Peterborough on Saturday June 29.

A host of exfootballers and notable characters from stage and screen are limbering up for the game which has raised in excess of £30,000 for a variety of youth cancer charities.

This year they’ll be raising money for Stamford based  Anna’s Hope – an entirely not-for-profit charity which gives hope to children & young people diagnosed with brain tumours.

Some of the stars that have pledged their support include Hollywood star and stand-up cmedian, Omid Djalili, ex-footballers Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock, Paul Canoville, Marcus Gayle, Julian Joachim, David Norris and Marcus Ebdon.

The team will also include reality TV stars such as Peterborough’s very own winner of The Apprentie, Joseph Valente, Paul Manners (Britain’s Got Talent), George Gilbey (Gogglebox) and J-Ush Starz (First Dates).

Showingh off their footballing skills will also be global DJ and producer Krafty Kuts, former boxers Ben ‘Duracell’ Jones and local hero Cello ‘Dangerous’ Renda as well as TV star & radio DJ Rob Lamarr (Super Casino), celebrity entertainer ‘The Magic Mod’ and more.

The match takes place at Yaxley FC’s in2itive Park, where the celebrities will play against a squad made up of members of the Peterborough public, who all bid online in a blind auction to secure their place in the team.

Last year the result ended 4-1 to the celebrities. Gates open at 1pm and kick-off will be 2pm.

After the match the celebrities will attend the Gala Dinner and charity auction at the Holiday Inn Peterborough (West), dining alongside members of the public who can purchase places at the meal.

If you’d like to join them places can be reserved at

Celebrity Team Co-Manager Neil Ruddock commented – “I’m always keen to do whatever I can to help raise money for cancer charities and especially where children are involved.”

Event Committee Chair, Shaun Harley added – “The match is always lots of fun and we have set ourselves a target of exceeding the £10,000 mark raised this year, for such a worthy charity.”

The event website is Match tickets are priced at £5 per person and anyone under the age of 16 or over 65 will be admitted free of charge.


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