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April 27, 2006

Stars’ goal is charity

From: Wimbledon Guardian, UK - Apr 27, 2006

Stars of the small screen and football will soon show off their fancy footwork alongside Chelsea and Arsenal legends at a charity match at Tooting and Mitcham Football Club.

The match at Imperial Fields on Sunday, May 21, will feature the likes of Kerry Dixon, Peter "the Cat" Bonetti and David Speedie pitting their skills for the Blues against household Gunners' names like Perry Groves and possibly Tony Adams and Ray Parlour.

Celebrities who are pulling up their socks and putting on their boots in the Community Cup match for the National Deaf Children's Society include former Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, Rugby League legend Martin "Chariot" Offiah and EastEnders' Arsenal fanatic Joe Swash, who plays Micky Miller.

Mayor of Merton Councillor Judy Saunders has put the date in her diary. She said: "It's not often that we get the chance to see such well-known football faces at our local ground.

"Lots of families like a Sunday kick-around but I'm sure these teams will still be very competitive.

"It will be a great afternoon out for everyone and I'm pleased to be supporting the National Deaf Children's Society in its work with families and deaf children."

You have the chance to win one of four VIP tickets two adults and two children for the match. For a chance to win simply tell us who is the captain of Chelsea?

A: Frank Lampard B: Thierry Henry C: John Terry To enter the competition, send your answer to Charity Football Match, Newspaper House, 34-44 London Road, Morden, SM4 5BZ.

Winners will be announced on Thursday, May 11.

l Tickets are available from £5 to £15 plus £2.50 postage and booking fee per order.

Contact Elizabeth Gordon on 020 7014 1151 or email

You can pay by debit/credit card on 020 7014 1151. Cheques made payable to the National Deaf Children's Society should be sent to the NDCS community cup match, the National Deaf Children's Society, Freepost PAM 5289, 15 Dufferin Street, London, EC1B 1DZ.

There will be pre-match entertainment when "the Cat" will try to save penalties from the deaf children.

A post-match presentation ceremony will also take place.

12:53pm Thursday 27th April 2006

By David Tilley

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