B2net to host charity match

Spireites
Spireites

A fly past by a Dakota aeroplane will add a touch of retro glamour when Chesterfield FC stages a charity game later this month.

The World War Two plane is set to soar over the B2net Stadium on Sunday, May 27, when a team of Spireites Legends takes on a side packed with Celebrity Soapstars.

The match is Jamie Walker’s seventh Annual Charity match is in aid of three charities, MI Soapstars Official Charity - Once Upon A Smile, Lymphoma Association, and Chesterfield FC Community Trust.

Last year’s match was a goalfest, which was narrowly won by the Celebrity Soapstars 5-4, but more importantly the match raised £20,000 for the three nominated charities.

Jamie is the son of former Chesterfield FC striker Phil Walker who made almost 250 appearances for the Blues in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Making a return to the football field will be Spireites chief executive Chris Turner, the former Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper.

He has been building up his fitness by training with his pet Labrador Buddy and will appear in a midfield role rather than between the posts.

Other stars of yesteryear scheduled to appear for the Spireites Legends include Ernie Moss, Kevin Randall, Dave Caldwell, Paul Holland, Bob Newton, Jamie Hewitt, Chris Marples, Sean O’Neill and Andy Kowalski.

The Soapstars side will contain players who have appeared in Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and a host of other television programmes.

Reduced price tickets for this popular charity match are now on sale in the club superstore - adults £5, concessions £3, plus big value family tickets also available.

The match has a kick-off time of 3pm and Sunday lunch can also be booked in the B2net Legends Lounge ahead of the game - contact the B2net Events Team on (01246) 209765 extn 4161/2.