Friday, 26 June 2009

Corrie Stars Back in Morecambe for Charity Footie

Soap fans will get the chance to see their favourite stars at Morecambe Football Club when a team drawn from Coronation Street and other TV shows will play in a charity football match.

On Sunday July 26 the Soap Stars will be playing against the Bay Radio All Stars with local companies Hargreaves Garages and VVV supporting the game.

Last year Royle Family star and football fanatic Ralf Little stole the show with his silky skills on the pitch and by signing autographs off it. He also met up with Morecambe FC's physio Dave Edge who has been known to appear as Ralf's TV dad 'Jim'.

The event has been organised by Heysham Power Stations with all proceeds going to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Martyn Butlin, of Heysham power stations said: "British Energy has linked up with the MS Society for the year and the sites have already raised £26,000.

"We're delighted the Soap Stars team has again agreed to play in the game which I'm sure will be of interest to many people. Again we are grateful to Morecambe FC and The Bay for all their support in this game."

Martyn added: "It should be a great day out and a real chance to see some famous TV folk up close and in shorts! And the real winner will be the MS Society as every penny from the day will go them."

It's hoped that the money raised from the year-long link will help the local MS group set up its own base in the area for those affected by the neurological condition.

• The gates open at Christie Park at 12 noon, with the game kicking off at 1.00 pm. Admission at the turnstiles for the day is £5 for adults and £3 for children and £12 for a family.

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