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Celebrities Stage Charity Football Match

By Chris Evans

Charity fundraisers UK3Lions have organised a football masterclass, a full 90-minute match featuring celebrities and ex-professionals and live music to take place at City’s Melbourne Stadium home this Sunday (6th October) in support of Help for Heroes and Mason’s Magic.

The event begins at 12:30pm with the masterclass before stars from Eastenders, Big Brother, The Only Way is Essex, pop music and other well known TV faces line-up for a 2:00pm kick-off on the pitch. Music will be supplied by East 17 sensation Terry Coldwell throughout the family day out, which features stalls, face-painting and a bouncy castle.

Help for Heroes is a charity formed to help those who have been wounded in Britain’s current conflicts, while Mason’s Magic is an affiliated fundraising group under The Brain Tumour Charity who have now merged with Brain Tumour UK. All their funds are used for treats and support for brain tumour children.

Former Ipswich Town defender Fabian Wilnis is involved in organising the event, and he said: “It’s going to be a family day for young and old. There will also be live music from the UK3Lions artists throughout the whole day, and we will be picking 20 winners who will get masterclass training on the pitch before kick-off. We would like to have as many children, parents, men and women as possible attend the event.”

Tickets for the Santander-backed fun day will be available on the gate priced at £5.00 for anyone aged 17+ and £1 for 13-16s, while spectators under 13 get in for free. A limited number of VIP tickets can be purchased which include a two-course meal, admission and the opportunity to meet the celebrities after the game. To find out more, or to apply for advance admission, visit

Updated 18:47 - 2 Oct 2013 by Chris Evans

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