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Police to put their boots on for Harlow 5 Aid

News / Tue 23rd Jul 2013 am31 07:41am

POLICE in Harlow are getting their football boots on ready for a tournament this weekend to raise money for five local and national charities.

Teams from Harlow primary and secondary schools will take to the pitch at Harlow Town Football Club with Harlow Police FC, a team formed of local teachers and a celebrity 11 on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Celebrities including former East 17 singer Terry Coldwell, Only Way is Essex stars James Argent and Daniel Osborne and television presenter Jeff Brazier are hoping to help raise money for The Abbotsweld Memorial Fund, No Child Without, Harlow Foodbank, The Cardiomyopathy Association Mitchell Cole Trust and Variety Club of Great Britain (subject to other commitments on the day).

Everyone is welcome at the event which will run between 10am and 4.30pm. Tickets cost £2.50 and are available in advance from Harlow Town FootballClub or on the gate on the day.

All money raised through ticket sales will go towards the charities selected by organisers and those taking part in the event at the club in Barrows Road, Harlow.

The Shakoor Memorial Fund for Abbotsweld School supports a group of people who dedicate their spare time to building a memorial garden and play area at Abbotsweld School in memory of the Dr Sabah Usmani and her five children who died in a house fire in Barn Mead on October 15, 2012.

No Child Without works towards to support young people in Harlow who are in need of financial help, clothing and school equipment . Harlow Foodbank provides emergency food for people in crisis in Harlow and the surrounding area and works in partnership with front-line care professionals, churches, schools, supermarkets, businesses and individuals. It is a community project where people donate non perishable food and it is distributed to local people in need, through a structured referral process.

The Cardiomyopathy Association Mitchell Cole Trust is the chosen charity of the celebrity team. It is being supported in memory of Mitchell Cole, a professional footballer and supporter of previous charity footballmatches in Harlow who died from a heart condition. The charity supports families affected by cardiomyopathy, a disease of muscles in the heart.

The Variety Club of Great Britain aims to improve the lives of children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled and disadvantaged.

Sgt Tony Smith, who is based at Harlow Police Station, is one of the organisers. He said: “This event is all about the Harlow community coming together to support others who need our help.

“There are a number of people working very hard to make sure the event is a day to remember, not just for those who choose to come along but for those we hope it will raise money for.

“Everything is coming together. We’ve got some great celebrities that are hoping to come along and there will be plenty to keep everyone entertained on the day including dance groups, singers, face painting, magicians and food and drink outlets.

“The weather forecast is looking great too so we look forward to seeing lots of people there all helping to raise money for such worthwhile charities.”

Any people or local businesses that would like to offer their support should contact Sgt Tony Smith at Harlow Police Station on 101 or email [email protected]

Celebrities hoping to take part (subject to other commitments) include:

James Argent – The Only Way is Essex

Daniel Osborne – The Only Way is Essex

Jeff Brazier – TV presenter

Chloe Everton – TV presenter

Simon Cummins – Actor/producer

Danny Edwards – Former professional footballer

Darren White – Sky One Dream Team

Dean Bradshaw – Sky One Dream Team

Leo Roget – Former professional footballer

Lewis Clay – X Factor

Lonyo – Singer

MC Charmer – MC

MC Kie & MC Sparks – Singers

Mr Rootsy – X Factor Singer/Rapper

Rob Lamarr TV Presenter

Terry Coldwell – East 17

Tobias Mead – Britains Got Talent

Victor Ebuwa – Big Brother & Actor

Johny Pach – TV Presenter

Paul m Official – DJ/Singer

Micky Dumoulin – X Factor & Singer

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