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Celebrity soap stars take on top DJs in charity football match in Bradford

1 June 2011
For further information: Richard Harris
Contact number: 07733887293

Top TV stars will take on renowned Leeds-based DJs and music producers in a one-off celebrity football match to raise funds for the British Red Cross and the Shannon Bradshaw Trust. The match kicks off at 2pm on Saturday 11 June at Bradford Park Avenue FC, Horsfall Playing Fields, Bradford.

The celebrity soap star team includes actors and personalities from Emmerdale, Shameless, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, Big Brother and Waterloo Road as well as former professional UK and international footballers. Emmerdale star Danny Miller will be taking centre field for kick off.

The event has been organised by Richard Harris from Leeds, casting agent at CWC UK. He said: “A few years ago my sister, who is a doctor, worked in hospitals in Uganda. I was moved to hear how little some people live on in other parts of the world – we could easily spend £100 over a weekend but that could be what a family lives on for a whole year in some parts of the world. I decided to organise the celebrity charity football match to raise funds for the British Red Cross’ because of the fantastic work they do to help vulnerable people both overseas and here in the UK.

“We want to pack out the stands, so don’t miss out on your chance to see some of Yorkshire’s favourite soap stars live on the pitch, top-class football and find out who will be crowned celebrity football champions!” he continued.

Tickets cost just £5 for adults or £3 for children under 12 and can be bought online at (search ‘Charity Football Fundraiser’) or call 0844 870 0000. You can also call 07896 755 813 or 07950 523 845.


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Notes to editors

You are invited to send a reporter and/or photographer to Bradford Park Avenue FC, Horsfall Playing Fields, Bradford on the day.

  • Celebrity Soapstar team (players on the day will be depend on filming availability):

Goal Keepers
Marlon Beresford - Ex Professional
Ziggy Lichman - Big Brother
Ray Francis - Ex Professional

Kelvin Fletcher- Emmerdale
Daniel Jillings- Doctors, Coronation Street, Casualty
Danny Tennant- Hollyoaks, Emmerdale
Elliott Tittensor- Shameless
Anthony Quinlan- Hollyoaks
Will Rush- Waterloo Road
Tom Milner- Waterloo Road
Chris Simmons- The Bill
Curtis Flemming- Ex Middlesbrough
Tom Lister- Emmerdale
Danny Miller(C) - Emmerdale
Nico Mirallegro - Hollyoaks
Luke Tittensor - Emmerdale
Jay Khan - Hollyoaks
Marvyn Williams - Reality TV inc Shipwrecked
Dean Smith - Waterloo Road
Craig Hignett - Ex Middlesbrough & England
Gaizka Mendieta- International Footballer, in 2001 became most expensive footballer in the world

Leon Lucien – Waterloo Road
Ciaran Griffiths - Shameless
Anthony Hutton – Big Brother
Danny Young – Coronation St, Dancing on Ice
James Thornton - Emmerdale
Adam Thomas - Emmerdale
Lyndon Ogbourne – Emmerdale

  • Yorkshire DJ Allstars Team:
    Leeds DJ’s and Music Brands

Danny Bond
Marc Leaf
Graham Dixon
Rob Tiserra
Richard Harris
Matthew Knight
Dale Castell
Tim Steel
The Licked boys
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies
in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on
with their lives.

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