Manchester City legends to play local housing group staff to raise money for homelessness charity
Former Manchester City legends will be going head-to-head with members of Leyland-based Progress Housing Group staff in a charity football match this Saturday, in aid of UK homelessness charity Shelter.
Peter Barnes, Paul Dickov, Uwe Rosler and Les Chapman are just some of the Manchester City icons who will be playing at the County Ground in Leyland on Saturday 12 May.
The Premier League trophy and Caraboa cup will also be at the Lancashire Football Associations County Ground on Saturday which members of the crowd will be able to have their photo taken with.
Speaking about the reason for backing the campaign, Manager of the Manchester City Legends, Peter Barnes said: “Shelter is a great cause and we are all looking forward to the game.”
The Manchester City Legends team is managed by Derek Partridge, former Macclesfied Town Manager, Peter Barnes, former Man City and Man United player and Allan Grafton former Man City player.
Progress Housing Group have encourage the whole community to get involved in the exciting event by offering its customers children and grandchildren the chance to be both football team’s mascots and ball people. There will also be activities on the day for children to enjoy including a face painter and a balloon artist.
All funds made from ticket sales will be donated to Shelter who campaign to end homelessness and bad housing in England and Scotland and help those in desperate housing need by providing advice and practical assistance.
Kick-off is at 1.30pm and tickets are available to buy online at http://lancashirefa.eticketme.com/sales or on the day at £6 for adults and £3 for under 16s.