A football match will be held in Doncaster to raise money for cancer charity

An annual charity football match is raising money for those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 2:01 pm

The Charity Legends football match is an annual fundraising event.

They are raising money for Eve’s Trust, a Doncaster based charity who support people with serious or terminally ill cancer.

Martin Lawrence, development and fundraising manager for Eve’s Trust, said: “This is a great event, and we work hard to ensure that the fundraisers feel like professional footballers for the day, as they represent their childhood football team and line-up alongside club legends they watched on TV.”

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The football match will take place on May 29, 2021 at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Teams made up of local fundraisers will battle it out with club legends from Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday.

Michael Hart, chief executive of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, said: “We are proud to be working with Eve;s Trust to help to support this fundraising event.

“We know how hard local charities have been hit over the past 12 months due to the pandemic and the impact not being able to hold events has had on their income.

“This is a fantastic charity that supports people in Doncaster who really need it to give them something special and to create precious memories for them and their loved ones.”

Over the last couple of years, the event has attracted crowds of up to 2500 people - due to Covid-19 regulations the venue and organisers re still working to see what is possible this year.

Players already announced are Colin Cramb for Doncaster Rovers and Chris Waddle and Marcus Tudgay for Sheffield Wednesday.

More players will be announced over the next few weeks.

Tickets can be purchased from the Club Doncaster Box Office.

Details can be found here or call 01302 762576.

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