Stars head to Shrewsbury for charity football match

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Shrewsbury Town legend Mickey Brown, Club Secretary Jayne Bebb and Lenny the Lion with organiser Adam Rickitt and Rufus
Shrewsbury Town legend Mickey Brown, Club Secretary Jayne Bebb and Lenny the Lion with organiser Adam Rickitt and Rufus

Celebrity football players including EastEnders star Jake Wood, X-Factor winner James Arthur and Calum Best will be lining up at Shrewsbury Town FC’s Greenhous Meadow today.

The celebrities are taking part in a charity match which kicks off at 3pm, to help the PDSA provide its veterinary services in the county.

The charity provides treatment for 1,300 pets in Shropshire at an annual cost of more than £175,000.

Event organiser, Adam Rickitt, said: “It’s great that well-known singers, actors and presenters have agreed to play and support a great cause. We can’t wait to see them battling it out to raise funds for poorly pets. PDSA provides some of the most vulnerable pets in society with the veterinary care they deserve and all proceeds from ticket sales will help fund that service in Shropshire.

“We hope football fans and animal lovers alike with come and support us this Bank Holiday Sunday, for what promises to be a great family day out.”

Celebrities taking part include:
– Jake Wood (EastEnders)
– Calum Best
– Shayne Ward (Coronation Street/X Factor)
– Jacqueline Jossa (EastEnders)
– James Arthur (X Factor)
– Harley (Rizzle Kicks)
– Dan Osborne (Towie)
– Jay James (X Factor)
– Little Chris (Towie)
– Joshua Ritchie (love Island)
– Max Morley (Love Island)
– Jordan Ring (Love Island)
– Tubes (Soccer AM)
– Franky Fryer (Soccer AM)
– Luke Friend (X Factor)
– Darren Everest (The Overtones)
– Dane Bowers (Big Reunion)
– Harvey (So Solid Crew)
– Nathan Cleverly (Boxer)
– Dean Gaffney (Soapstar)
– Nev Wiltshire (Call Centre)
– Sam Evans (Big Brother Winner)
– Danny Boy Hatchard (EastEnders)
– Jamie Borthwick (EastEnders)
– Ashley Ward (Ex Derby)
– Derek Redmond
– Tom Kilbey
– Dean Edwards
– Sam Evans

The two sides are managed by Lee Latchford Evans from Steps, assisted by Jacqueline Jossa, and Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward.

A number of ex-Shrewsbury Town stars have also been added to the line-ups with Micky Brown, Dean Spink, Darren Currie and Lee Taylor confirmed.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £2 for under 16s.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to funding PDSA’s veterinary services in Shropshire. Car parking at the ground will be £5.

*Lineup is subject to change.

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