Teams from two rival nightspots will swap pulling pints for showing off their football skills in a charity ‘grudge’ match.
Rosie’s/Popworld in Northgate Street is taking on Fiesta Havana from Watergate Street at Coronation Fields off Hoole Road, Hoole, on Sunday June 29, with friends, family and regulars invited to go along and offer support.
Staff and ex-staff members will pay £5 each to participate in the 11-a-side match, which has a 3pm kick-off and is in aid of the Variety children’s charity. Chester Football Club may also be donating a few items to auction in the name of charity.
“Time for the friendly banter to be put to the test,” joked John Bailey, assistant manager of Rosie’s.
“We will have a referee from the Chester and District League to keep us all in line and it will be roll on/roll off for substitutions.
“It would be fantastic if we could get staff from both teams plus friends and family to attend and support both sides during the match and make a fun afternoon of it.”
There will be Variety buckets for people to make donations with proceeds split into both Rosie’s and Havana’s collections.
Then, in support of the same charity, a national ‘pub crawl’ will call in at Rosie’s, Havana’s, Missoula and Slug and Lettuce on Tuesday, July 1, organised by the venues’ owners at the Stonegate Pub Company.
A giant passport is travelling the country visiting Stonegate’s 700 outlets and will be stamped at each one.
Each pub or club visited will hold events and fun days running up to and including the day the passport travels through their area.
John, who is seeking support from local businesses such as the donation of prizes, said: “Rosie’s is keen to participate and raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile organisation which supports initiatives that help children across the UK.”