Famous faces from world of TV to take to the pitch

FOOTBALL fans and fundraisers can cheer on their favourite soap characters next weekend as some of TV’s most familiar faces take part in Soapstar Celebrity Football on August 7.

This year the charity football match is raising money for Eastbourne charity, the Tuesday O’Hara Fund, and a star-studded team take on Eastbourne United Veterans at The Oval. Celebrity players will include Emmerdale’s Danny Miller, Hollyoaks’ Anthony Quinlan and Jay Khan, and Elliot Tittensor from Shameless and kick off is at 1.30pm.

Councillor Neil Stanley said, “With a funfair, barbecue and bar also on site, it makes a great family day out and it’s all in aid of a fantastic local cause.”

Gates open at 11am and visitors will be able to enjoy refreshments from the barbecue and bar while the players warm up ready for kick off.

With more players still to be confirmed, visitors will have the chance to meet their favourite soap characters before watching them in action.

For more information on the Soapstar football match go to www.charityfootball.co.uk.

Tickets can be bought from Eastbourne United.