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Over £18k raised for charity at celebrity match

1 May 2018

Cheltenham Town is delighted to announce that a star-studded celebrity match at the home of the Robins in March raised over £18,000 for charity!

A host of celebrities appeared at the LCI Rail Stadium in a special charity match in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance and the British Heart Foundation.

The match – organised by Sellebrity Soccer – saw soap stars, musicians, reality TV personalities and even some Cheltenham Town legends compete – and they were managed by Katie Price and Kerry Katona in front of a crowd of over 1,500 in spring sunshine.

The match was held in conjunction with the Lewis family. Karen and Richard’s son Ben was injured in an accident on the M5 in Gloucestershire. They worked tirelessly with the club to organise the game to raise funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Fundraising drew to a close after an online auction of match worn shirts and other items concluded. And the final total saw £18,123 raised – that will now be split between the Midlands Air Ambulance and the British Heart Foundation.

John Finnigan, Commercial Manager at Cheltenham Town, said: “We were delighted to host the celebrity charity match and raising over £18,000 is a fantastic achievement for all involved.”

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