Jamie Walker’s sixth Annual charity football match at the B2net Stadium between the Spireites Legends and the Celebrity Soapstars has so far raised a fantastic £19,600.00.
The sum was raised thanks to the support of a 3,500 crowd from the gate receipts, raffle, auction, programmes and mascots’ and players’ sponsor money, as well as donations at the match which took place on Sunday May 29.
The money is to be split between three charities – the Lymphoma Association (Jamie Walker’s chosen charity), the Shannon Bradshaw Trust (the soap stars chosen children’s charity) and the Chesterfield FC Community Trust (Chesterfield FC’s charity).
Each charity will receive a cheque for £6,533.00 at a presentation evening to be arranged at the B2net Stadium in the near future attended by Spireites Legends, Soapstars, and representatives of the three charities.
Match organiser Phil Walker said: “I can’t thank everyone enough for this wonderful outcome to what was a very enjoyable day at the Spireites new stadium.”
He added: “The total amount raised by the Jamie Walker charity football matches and a sportsmen’s evening during the last five years is now approximately £85,000.”
Talks are now underway about organising Jamie Walker’s seventh annual charity football game, which is expected to be held in 2012 at the B2net Stadium.
It is likely to be a rematch between the Legends and the Soapstars, after the Soapstars won 5-4 to pip the Legends in an entertaining nine goal frenzy.