Posted by Tony Flynn on 8th August 2012 at 02:12 PM
GMP hosts celebrity charity football match
Jamie Lomas, Sam Aston and Rhodri Giggs are just some of the stars turning out in support of local charity Retrak for a football match against Greater Manchester Police (GMP).
The GMP team of officers and staff will feature a special guest appearance by Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy.
The match takes place at 2pm on Sunday 12 August 2012 and will be the highlight of a family fun day hosted by Northwich Victoria FC at their newly-acquired Valley Road stadium in Urmston.
Other attractions will include a mascot race at half time, games and activities, music and a bouncy castle. Food and drink will be available both before and after the match, with a barbeque if weather permits.
The fundraising event is being delivered as part of a partnership between GMP and Retrak, a Cheadle Hulme-based charity that gives street children in Africa an alternative to life on the streets.
This is the third year that GMP volunteers will travel to Ethiopia and Uganda to work at the project centres and this year they will also be joined by volunteers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
Kate Ramsey, AGMA Collaboration Lead from Greater Manchester Police said: "This is a great opportunity for families to come and have a fun day out while raising money for such a worthwhile cause.
“GMP have been working closely with Retrak to make a huge difference to the lives of these children and every bit of support helps. Northwich Victoria FC are investing in the facilities at the Valley Road stadium and would love the local community to come to this event."
Tickets are priced at £5 (under 18s), £10 (adult) or £20 for a family (two adults, two under 18s) and are available in advance from the Valley Road stadium (10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday) or contact Kate Ramsey on 07810 655313.
The football match starts at 2pm but gates open at 10am for the family fun day.
Event parking is at Wellacre Academy, Irlam Road, M41 6AP.
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