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Game on with the Gunners

Witney United Football Club is pleased to announce a major charity event which will be hosted at Marriotts Stadium, Witney

On Sunday 2nd September there will be a football match between a "Fox FM Oxfordshire Non-League Legends X1" and "Arsenal Legends and Celebrities X1" with monies raised going towards Arsenal's own charity (The Arsenal Foundation ) and also Witney United's own supported charity Help an Oxfordshire Child, based at Fox FM which raises money for children's causes throughout Oxfordshire.

The Oxfordshire Legends X1 will be managed by Witney United boss Andy Lyne, and he is hoping to include a few local celebrities including personalties from Fox FM.

Event organiser Mark Reid said he was looking for the event to be a major fundraiser for the charities. "It is going to be an excellent day and whilst at this time we cant commit to names for the Arsenal squad, in the past they have used players such as Steve Williams and Chris Whyte and celebrities who have also taken part are those such as Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia and Eastenders), Joe Swash (Eastenders pictured right) TV DIY's Tommy Walsh and Ralf Little from the Royle Family"

"It won't just be about the football as this will be a family day out with plans for a fun fair, bouncy castle, face painting and lots more for the kids."

Nick Streeter, Charity Manager, Help An Oxfordshire Child was equally enthusiastic about the day; "Help An Oxfordshire Child is very grateful to be involved in and benefit from what promises to be a fantastic occasion for football fans throughout the area whilst raising money for a great cause,"

Meanwhile sponsors are urgently required for the game with those involved getting full branding opportunities and involved in publicity around the event. Anybody interested should email markreid@witneyunited.co.uk for more details.

Ticket details and further news regarding the game will be released soon.

Posted : 29/07/2007 21:01:36

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