Leicester holds Charity football match


Clare Atkinson

A number of Celebrities and former Leicester City players took part in a charity football match in Leicester on Sunday, October 12.

Actor Danny Dyer and comedian Jack Whitehall captained the teams at the King Power Stadium to raise funds for the Foxes foundation.

Jack Glenny, who travelled from London for the event, said: “It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and it was for a good cause.”

Mr Glenny was there to support his friend, former Big Brother winner, Sam Evans, who was playing alongside Hollywood stars as well as soap actors, musicians and comedians.

Around 5,000 supporters turned up to see the stars in action and were rewarded with an entertaining match that finished 5-5.

Mr Glenny added: “My favourite part of the day was seeing Jack Whitehall because I have a weird crush on him.

“Also seeing Ian Beale in the flesh was something rather special.”

X Factor winner Sam Bailey managed to get on the score sheet in front of her home crowd while Danny Dyer, TOWIE’s Dan Osbourne and MC Harvey, who scored a hat trick, also put their names in the record books.

Actor Stephen Graham got the final goal late on in the game to get a draw for his team and ensure that everyone went home happy.

The money raised from the event will be split between charities supported by the Foxes Foundation.

They include Leicester Hospitals Charity, Leicestershire Autistic Society, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Leicester & Rutland Branch and the Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People.

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