Eastbourne businessman and Big Brother winner helps raise £2,500 for charity

An Eastbourne Big Brother winner managed Celeb FC at a charity football tournament and helped raise £2,500 for charity.

Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 4:57 pm
Lookalikes Rory McIlroy, Mrs Brown, Simon Cowell, Jason Statham and Kylian Mbappe

Jason Burrill managed Celeb FC at the tournament, held at Seaford Town Football Club on September 1, and the money raised will be split between four different charities.

The charities include the Rainy Day Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust, Variety – the children’s charity and local Sussex WOLO charity – who help local families affected by cancer.

Sue McKinney of Chandlers Building Supplies, the company that organised and ran the event, said, “A big thank you goes to each of the 10 football teams that took part and to the amazing team at Seaford Town FC who hosted the day.

Celeb FC players Dan Mcateer, Paul Jigga Shelock, Rob Lamarr and Danny Grant

“It’s great the hard work has been rewarded with such a healthy sum. We look forward to distributing this among the charities.”

Celeb FC had famous faces playing for them such as ITV presenter Rob Lamarr,Paul Shelock, Dean McAteer, The Apprentice 2017 contestant Danny Grant and Brighton and Hove Albion legends Gary Hart and Kerry Mayo.

Celeb FC won the winner’s trophy out of a possible 10 other teams.

Among the other teams participating were the Lookalike Team who had famous faces similar to those of Mrs. Brown, Simon Cowell, David Beckham, Robbie Williams, Prince Harry and Marilyn Monroe.

WOLO foundation founders Fler and justin Wright and their children

Cancer survivor, Fler Wright of WOLO (We Only Live Once) charity, said, “We were thrilled to be part of such a fantastic event. Not only will the funds be very helpful but it was also a great platform for WOLO to raise its profile and communicate our charitable goals locally.”

Other teams that played in the tournament included two Chandlers Building Supplies teams from Lewes and Petworth, two Seaford Town FC Veterans teams and Newhaven ladies veterans team HRT UTD.

Lookalike Team's Robbie Williams and Marilyn Monroe