Two teenagers are planning a charity football match between Chester FC and Wrexham AFC fans to raise money for the Little Princess Trust.
Previous fundraisers have brought in cash for Cameron’s Cause, a charity to help Ellesmere Port football fan Cameron Rowley who has a rare form of cancer, and Nightingale House.
The duo pride themselves on putting traditional rivalries aside for a good cause and have paid for the hire of Chester FC’s Deva stadium themselves so that all proceeds can go to the charity.
Players will be from different high schools and colleges in the area.
Liam said: “We’ve done a few games already so this was the next step. It all started with raising money for young Chester FC fan Cameron Rowley who was unwell and we wanted to do something to help. We are aiming to raise as much money as possible for any charity.
“We do these matches to take the bad publicity out of the derby game in general.
“The lads on both sides have worked so hard and raised close to £1,000. The games have been well organised and played in good spirit by a group of teenagers from both sides. It’s been an absolute pleasure to organise and it’s something we want to continue.”
Ben added: “We were looking at different charities that meant something to the players. I did my research and the Little Princess Trust seemed one of the most deserving as they supply cancer patients who have suffered hair loss with real hair wigs, they have also helped a member of family of one of the players.”
The event is on May 7 at the Chester FC Lookers Vauxhall stadium in Bumpers Lane with kick-off at 1pm.
To help raise funds, visit the justgiving page or like The Little Princess Trust - Charity Football Match on Facebook.