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Time to grab a place in charity match against Ipswich legends

A charity football match run by West Suffolk Hospital which sees Ipswich Town legends take on fans returns later this year.

Portman Road legends such as John Wark, Kieron Dyer and Titus Bramble will go up against a team of football fans on Sunday 26th April (3pm) at Ram Meadow, to help raise money for the West Suffolk Hospital’s Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign.

Funds will be split between the charity and Ipswich’s Academy, as the phone lines open on Monday morning at 9am for fans to book their place on the pitch.

Places are offered on a first-come-first-served basis and are priced at £100 for one of 17 spots in the Forget-Me-Not squad and £200 for one of the three available places in the legends’ squad.

Last year’s match raised more than £6,000, which saw the legends team run out comfortable 9-0 winners against the Town fans’ Forget-Me-Not team.

And West Suffolk Hospital Charity fundraising manager Dave Gooderham is hoping this year’s staging — which has seen its date moved back to now be played before the end of the season — will raise even more money for the charity and Town’s academy.

“We were delighted with how last year went,” said Gooderham. “It was a great day played out in a great spirit both on the pitch and in the stands.

“The chance to line up alongside some real legends, including one or two who have only just given up professional football, is one not to be missed.

“Best of all, you will be supporting two very worthwhile charities while enjoying an experience of a lifetime.”

Hot food and a bar are to be made available by the Bury Town hosts on the day, which will also include a beer festival and live music.

An online auction of signed Town photos will be running during the week leading up to the game, with tickets for the game priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children.

n To book a place in either the Forget-Me-Not or legends squads, call 01284 712952 or 01284 713466 from 9am on Monday.


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