Legend And Oldest Club Team Up For Charity Posted on April 30th 2013, in Club News

Blades hero Carl Bradshaw and Sheffield FC are getting together for a charity football match in aid of two worthy causes.

Bradshaw will put together a Blades Legends team for the game at Sheffield FC's Coach and Horses ground, on Sunday 12th May. They are taking on managers and assistants from Eckington Boys and Belles FC (EBFC), and are hoping to attract a capacity crowd, with admission just £1 for everyone. All proceeds will go to two charities, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and Cruse Bereavement Care.

The game marks the 30th anniversary of the north Derbyshire junior club, and chairman Zaid Askwith said they wanted to use the landmark to aid worthy causes.

He said: "We're very proud that we've been providing junior football opportunities in the area for so long. We're very much a community club and wanted our celebration to help two causes that our very close to our hearts. We're so grateful to Carl and Sheffield FC for everything they are doing to help our efforts.

Zaid added: "We hope local people will help us to raise as much money as possible for CRY and Cruse by coming along to Sheffield FC on May 12th. I'm sure it will be an enjoyable afternoon for everyone involved."

The game on May 12th kicks-off at 4pm, with a junior festival of football taking place before. Turnstiles will be open from 12pm. Tickets are priced just £1 and can be bought now from both Eckington Business Centres, or reserved by e-mailing simon.taylor@wg-associates.co.uk.

People who are unable to attend but still wish to make a donation can go to www.eckingtonbfc.co.uk and click on the 30th Anniversary banner.