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Charity football match a success at TRFC

22 October 2018

Fans flocked in their numbers to Prenton Park this weekend to watch a number of celebrities take part in a charity football match to raise funds for Tranmere Rovers in the Community and James Bulger Memorial Trust.

Famous faces including film star Danny Dyer, TV personality Calum Best and Tranmere Rovers legend John Aldridge all took part in order to raise funds for two important charities.

The two teams, managed by Aldridge and former Liverpool manager Roy Evans, saw Aldo’s Allstars win 6-5 against Roy’s Rovers, with the winning goal scored deep into added time in the second half.

The match was played in a friendly and competitive way but the real purpose behind the day was to raise funds for two charitable organisations who work tirelessly within the local community each and every day.

This year marks 25 years since James sadly passed away, and in his memory, his mother Denise, who was at the game last Sunday, decided to launch a charity to benefit and support young people who are disadvantaged by reason of having become a part of bereavement, a victim of crime, hatred or bullying.

Meanwhile, Tranmere Rovers in the Community works with thousands of people each year, with the four core themes of their work being in health, education, social inclusion and sports participation.

Speaking after the game, EastEnders star Dyer said: “It is 25 years ago, and it is such a tragedy. I remember it when I was a young man, this is the anniversary and we should keep his spirit alive.

“Also, this is an underdog club and I support an underdog club, it is all about working class communities and I have nothing but respect for Tranmere Rovers.’

TRFC legend Aldridge added: “It is always great to come back and I had ten of the happiest years of my life at Tranmere as a player, player/manager and manager.

“It was a superb game for a great cause. It was great to be back and to be fair, a lot of them travelling from all over the country to play.”


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