Errol's Celebrity IX V's Ling’s London Legends IXLeyton Orient’s Football Ground, The Matchroom Stadium, Brisbane Road (capacity 9271)
Sunday May 27th 2018 - Kick off 3pm.
special football match will be the main event at the Matchroom Stadium
as some of the biggest names in football and entertainment come together
to raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer and mental health
issues in men.
proceeds from the day will be split between The Errol McKellar
Foundation, Prostate Cancer UK and the East Herts Mind Network and the
charities will be helping to promote the match and assist on the day.
who have already confirmed to me that they intend to take part on the
day include Glenn Hoddle, Harry Rednapp, Roberto di Matteo, Teddy
Sheringham, Jimmy Bullard and Gianfranco Zola from football as well as
British and Hollywood actor Idris Elba, one of the stars of Red Dwarf,
Danny John Jules, and one of ITV’s ‘chasers’, Shaun Wallace.
other extremely well known names will be added in the coming weeks.
The highlight of the day will be the football match but there will be many other fund and awareness raising activities.
order to assist us to organise the match and ensure that as much as
possible is raised for the three charity partners we are very pleased to
offer an outstanding headline sponsor package that could include
47,000 men in Britain are diagnosed with it each year and 11,000 die of prostate cancer.
well as being a coach and scout for Leyton Orient FC, Errol McKellar had his own
small business, an MOT garage in Hackney, and by offering discounts to
my customers if they agreed to take a simple PSA test more than 60 men
have discovered they needed urgent treatment.
also an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK and three years ago arranged a
fundraising football match between Orient Legends and a team managed by
Russell Brand and Harry Rednapp and with players who included Trevor
Sinclair, Luther Blissett, Ralph Little, Tamer Hassan, Ashley Walters,
Kano, Dan Osborne, Kevin Lisbie and Olympic sprinter Christian Malcolm.
attended and a very large sum was raised for the charity and their
work, so this year I'm organising a second one that will be a lot bigger
as it focuses on two key aspects of men's health.
The profits will be split between the new Foundation, Prostate Cancer UK and the East Herts Mind Network.
Ling, the Director of Football at Leyton Orient is an ambassador for
them and we know that mental health issues are also ones that need to be
discussed by men of all ages and backgrounds, especially in football.