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3 May 2013

Stuck for something to do this Bank Holiday

A host of former Rovers stars will be returning to the Memorial Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday to take part in a charity football match.

The game will be a local derby with Bristol Rovers legends taking on a team of former City players and local celebrities, and tickets are now on sale.

Or you can watch the game in style from one of our Executive Boxes for just £300 - for up to 15 people, including refreshments.

Money raised from the event will go to two fantastic local children's charities the Children's Hospice South West and The @One Youth Movement.

The match on Monday May 6th, will see local celebrities line up alongside Rovers and City legends, with supporters able to buy sponsorship opportunities and places in the team. 

The charity match which is now in its third year is organised by 'Kicking out for Kids', an organisation whose sole objective is to raise money for the care and support of children and their families with life-limiting, or life-threatening illnesses. 

Stars who are set to play for the Rovers 11 include former Rovers legends; Nigel Martyn, Vaughn Jones, Devon White and Jamie Cureton.

The celebrities playing for Rovers include; DJ Roni Size, Geoff Barrow from the band Portishead and television star Sean Michael Verey (Pramface).

Former Bristol City players Scott Murray and Tommy Docherty will be putting the red shirt back on for the day, and they will be joined by darts player Mark Dudbridge, weatherman Alex Beresford and chef Dean Edwards.

The game will be kicked off by BBC Points West's Alex Lovell.

Mark Jakeways of Kicking Out For Kids added: "We raised £20,000 last year, and we are hoping to at least match that. We hope everyone comes along again and helps create another fantastic atmosphere.

"If you're a Rovers fan, a City fan, or not even a football fan at all, we guarantee you a day packed full of fun and all in aid of a very worthy cause!

“I would like to offer a huge thank you to everyone who is again giving up their time to make this event possible and the staff at Bristol Rovers for hosting the match at the Memorial Stadium." 

There will be a variety of activities on offer before and during the match; including a small fun-fair with ice creams and burgers aplenty. The match itself is due to kick-off at 2.30pm and attendees are advised to arrive at the Memorial stadium at 1.30pm to ensure you get the pick of the seats. 

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2 for children, and will be available in advance from both Bristol Rovers and Bristol City, or on the day.

For further information please visit the Kicking out for Kids website at: 

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