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PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release
October 12th 2007

FOOTBALL LEGENDS TAKE TO THE PITCH FOR KIDS WITH CANCER

This Sunday, October 14th, the Legends Charity Cup final will take place at the David Beckham Academy in London. Teams from across the UK will take part to raise money for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity.

Winners of the final will ultimately face the Legends team including Graeme Le Saux, Kerry Dixon, David Lee and Clive Walker in the last match of the day. The Legends Charity Cup regional heats took place across the country earlier this month with a total of seventeen teams qualifying for the final in London.

The money raised from the Legends Charity Cup will be used by CLIC Sargent to continue caring for children and young people affected by cancer or leukaemia. As well as funding frontline care professionals, support in the home and holiday services, CLIC Sargent also provides financial grants to help cover the increased costs that families face when their child has cancer.

“We’re offering amateur footballers the chance of a lifetime to test their skills against some of Britain’s finest players,” says Danny Burke, organiser of the Legends Charity Cup. “It’s a unique opportunity for these players to become heroes on and off the pitch as they raise money for children with cancer.”

“The competition to get through to the final will be fierce so we’re expecting to see some great football. Spectators are more than welcome to come along and cheer on the teams on Sunday.”

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To arrange pitch side interviews with any of the teams from the David Beckham Academy on Sunday please contact Aisling Mustan on 07920 584692 or 0117 3148617 or aisling.mustan@clicsargent.org.uk.

Legends Charity Cup schedule of events, Sunday, October 14th

10:00: Teams arrive and register
11:00 – 12:30: Group stages
13:15 – 15:30: knockout stages/Legends team arrives
14:20: Plate final
14:40: Cup final
15:00: Winners of the Plate vs the Legends
15:20: Winners of the Cup vs the Legends
15:40 – 16:00: Presentation of trophies and medals to winners

The David Beckham Academy: East Parkside, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0JF. Nearest tube stop is North Grenwich.

Notes to Editor:

• For more information contact Aisling Mustan, Press Officer – Fundraising, CLIC Sargent on 07920 584692 or 0117 3148617 or aisling.mustan@clicsargent.org.uk.

• CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity, www.clicsargent.org.uk

• Every 24 hours, 10 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia. CLIC Sargent acts as a lifeline keeping families together when the unimaginable happens. We provide clinical, psychosocial, emotional and financial care and support to them and their families.

• Note to Sub Editors: Please note that the name ‘CLIC Sargent’ should not be abbreviated to CLIC, and that the word ‘CLIC’ should always appear in capitals, as above.

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