Former Boro Stars return to Riverside to raise Cash for Kids
A star line-up of former Boro Stars including Paul Merson, Mendieta, Brian Deane and Ugo Ehiogu return to the Riverside Stadium on Saturday 21st May to help raise money for children in the local area.
The Jason Roberts Foundation, in association with The Noel Group, has joined forces with TFM Radio and Magic 1170 to host a Celebrity Football Match to raise money for Cash for Kids and the Foundation.
The Celebrity Football Match, played by an All Stars team of TFM Radio presenters, Soap Stars and Football Celebrities including Michael Thomas, Ian Taylor, Ade Akinbiyi and Jeff Brazier, against a team of TFM Radio listeners, is being held to raise money for children in the local community of Tees Valley, South County Durham and North Yorkshire. Commentary will be provided by talkSPORT’s Ian “The Moose” Abrahams.
TFM Radio listeners have been asked to put themselves forward to play in this fundraising football match, against the All Stars.
TFM Radio and Magic 1170’s Cash for Kids is now in the 15th year and money raised from these fund raising events helps thousands of local children. In 2010 the charity raised over £750,000 supporting over 20,000 local children.
Blackburn Rovers star Roberts said, “I would like to thank TFM Radio and The Noel Group for allowing the Foundation to be involved in this event. Over the last few years the Foundation has organised many fund raising events and we are aware of the work that is involved in getting something of this scale, off the ground. We are therefore delighted to have the opportunity to join forces for this event, to raise money for both causes – Cash for Kids and the Jason Roberts Foundation.”
The Jason Roberts Foundation was launched in 2007 and is a registered charity. The key focus of the Foundation is to use sport as an “enabler” to help disadvantaged children and young people view football, and sport in general, as a way to become healthy, responsible and valuable members of society and to create a positive outlook in their lives.
The match will kick off at 3pm and the event is free to the public to watch the game. Half time entertainment will be provided on the pitch and spectators will have an opportunity to meet the All Stars team when the match finishes at 5 pm. The day will close with a Sportsman’s Dinner where awards including Man of the Match and Best Goal, will be presented.
Linsey Wood from TFM Radio’s and Magic 1170’s Cash for Kids Charity commented “This event has taken place the last couple of years and has been a huge success with over 10,000 people attending last year’s match. We hope that this year’s game is even bigger with all the money going to local children here in our area.”
For details of how to play against the All Stars or to purchase tickets for the Sportsman’s Dinner go online at www.tfmradio.com.
For sports celebrities and soap stars interested in playing in the All Stars team to support this cause please email firstname.lastname@example.org.