Following in the hoof steps of Labour Party MPs Ed Balls, Andy Burnham et al who graced the Moor Lane pitch a few weeks ago (see here), stars of Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale will take to the hallowed Salford City FC turf next Sunday as part of a charity family fun day to raise money for St Ann's Hospice.
Also in the team are Ralf Little (Royle Family, Two Pints etc) and ex pros Michael Gray (Sunderland, Wolves etc) and Chris Makin (Sunderland, Radcliffe Borough etc). They will line up against a team from law firm Cobbetts which is hosting the day.
Before the match, which kicks off at 1pm, there will be entertainment including stalls, a mega slide, bouncy castle and face painting.
"We think it is important to be close to our community here in Manchester [sic] and give something back" says Paul Johnson, head of Cobbetts' Manchester office "The match is a really fun way of doing that and we are delighted to be getting some really big names involved. We will be encouraging staff, clients and members of the public to come and show their support for this fantastic cause."
Joel Oxberry, corporate fundraiser at St Ann's Hospice, adds "We have worked with Cobbetts for a number of years and are extremely grateful for their continued support. The funds raised at the event will go towards helping our patients and their families receive the highest quality care."
St Ann's Hospice Charity Football Match and Fun Day
Sunday October 28th from noon
Salford City FC, Moor Lane, Kersal M7 3PZ
Entrance £2 children under 16/£5 adults or £10 family ticket (two adults, two children)
Further information www.cobbetts.com