- The celebrity football match at Ashton Gate Stadium, will raise funds towards research for Ewings sarcoma
A series of celebrities will be taking to the pitch at Ashton Gate Stadium this May, to help raise money for children diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
X Factor winner Shayne Ward, has been announced as the latest celebrity to take part in the match at the home of Bristol City Football Club.
Shayne will be playing alongside previously announced Max Bowden, Toby Aromolaran, Max Mills, Lee Latchford Evans, former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie O’Hara, Dan Osborne and James Argent, Luke Trotman, Nas Majeed, Jake Cornish and Brad McCelland as well as other Eastenders Jake Wood and Matt Lapinskas.
Calum Best and Joe Sealey will join Gogglebox favourites Tom Malone, TV chef Dean Edwards and former Bristol City footballers Lee Trundle, Scott Murray and Louis Carey.
The special event is being run by charity Sellebrity Soccer, which is supporting Chloë’s Fight with Ewing’s, a page set up by a local family who are raising funds for research into Ewing sarcoma. They aim to raise awareness and fund research to improve treatment options for other young people who are going through the same experience.
Chloë was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in May 2018 and is she is still going through chemotherapy now. The tumor can’t be removed meaning she will have frequent scans and check ups for the rest of her life.
Her parents Gary and Joanne said: “We are really hoping to see lots of people there having a great time making memories, something we and Chloë would always say is so important.
“We hope lots of people will come and have some fun while raising awareness and funds for Chloë’s Fight with Ewing’s. Ewing sarcoma is a rare aggressive form of bone and soft tissue cancer.”
The match kicks off at 3pm, with turnstiles open at 1.30pm.
To donate to Chloë’s Fight with Ewing’s, click here.