HOLLYWOOD actor and cult British favourite of films like The Football Factory and The Business, Tamer Hassan, is dropping his tough man image to organise a celebrity charity soccer event.
Hassan, will lead his team The Bob Watson Celebrity XI against Surrey legends ‘The Select 11’ to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Onelife UK charities.
The event will honour the memory of Metropolitan Police child protection officer, Bob Watson, who recently lost his battle against cancer.
The match will take place on Saturday, 21st July at 12pm at Imber Court, Metropolitan Police Sports Club, in Surrey, followed by a dinner dance and auction in the evening. Donations have been received from footballers David Beckham, Lionel Messi (Barcelona FC), Jamie Carragher (EX Liverpool FC), Ronaldinho (Mineiro), Scott Parker (Tottenham Hotspur), Charlton FC and Millwall FC.
The team of celebrities will be putting their reputations on the line against ‘The Select 11’ to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Onelife UK.
Money raised by the event will help Cancer Research UK continue its life-saving work and support Onelife UK, a London-based charity, provide essential life skills to vulnerable young people and help them realise their potential to make a successful transition to adulthood through DJ/music and film production.
Tamer is not taking this game lightly, using his competitive spirit to select only the fittest celebs with the skills to take on ‘The Select 11’ Surrey local legends.
Actor, Hassan said: “I’m carefully choosing only the fittest celebs; each and every one of them has been put through their paces to make sure they are fit to wear the shirt. We promise to bring an entertaining game on the day.”
The Hollywood actor’s team includes sporting celebrities Danny Dyer, Calum Best, Chloe Everton, Frankie Cocozza, Kirk Norcross, Andy Ansah, Gavin Ramjaun and more. These stars will be on their best behaviour as they step onto Met Police ground next month.
Hassan said: “Bob Watson’s story really touched my heart; he had a heart for young people, bringing them together to enjoy football. My team of celebrities will do our best to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Onelife UK. I love football and this is a fun way to raise money. Cancer is a dreadful disease and so many people I know have lost someone to cancer. This is me doing my bit for a cause I care passionately about.”
The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) infamous Sugar Hut, is the official sponsor for the Bob Watson Foundation event.
Norcross said: “Sugar Hut is proud to sponsor the event and raise money for worthy charities Cancer Research UK & Onelife UK. I’m looking forward to scoring a goal or two for my team!”
Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children and seniors. Limited tickets are available online at www.bobwatsonfoundation.co.uk or at the gate. Fans can purchase tickets online for lower prices and to avoid disappointment. On the day tickets will be £15 for all.
For more information about the event, contact:
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Note to Editors
About Tamer Hassan
Tamer has been living between LA and London over the last five years. His most recent film ʻThe Doubleʼ with co-stars Richard Gere and Martin Sheen is coming out
this year, directed by Michael Brandt. Hassan also starred in the NCIS LA, appearing in a regular role alongside Mark Harmon.
Tamer has now come back to London full time to shoot his new project ʻPlayerʼ which he has written, and will also be starring in for his directorial debut.
To his credit and perhaps detriment at times, Tamer is no self-publicist, but has plenty to shout about having acted alongside many more Hollywood stars such as Liam
Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Mads Mikkelsen and Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) Aaron Johnson and Nicholas Cage (Kickass) Vigo Mortensen (Eastern Promises);
Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman and Jet Lee (Unleashed), Daniel Craig (Layer Cake) and 50cent (Dead Man Running) as well as taking the lead in TVʼs Hannibal of the Alps about the life of the Carthaginian military commander.
Playing to his strengths, Tamer portrays the humorous, loveable rogue well, (The Business, The Football Factory) which will no doubt endear him to a certain type of
film fan, but, unlike many of his peers, Tamer introduces good looks and a powerful yet cheeky screen presence to these roles…and it works! Apprenticeship served, itʼs time to take the lead!
Away from the big screen, Tamer is a family man through and through and an ambassador of Onelife, a charity that focuses on youth development and mentorship, providing emotional and practical support to vulnerable young people in order to help them realise their potential. He also supports charities such as The Damilola Taylor Trust and Beat Bullying and most recently, the Ben Kinsella – Stamp Out Knife Crime.
About Cancer Research UK
· Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research
· The charity’s groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. This work is funded entirely by the public.
· Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates double in the last forty years.
· Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
· Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to beat cancer.
For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity
Onelife UK is a London based charity set up by DJ’s Mete Alpsakarya and Wayne Eldridge to help vulnerable young people realise their potential and make a successful transition to adulthood. Brooke Kinsella MBE is the Patron of Onelife UK charity, since our launch in 2009 we have opened our own DJ, and Music production, Film Making and Silver Surfers Academies and have set up numerous programs for under achieving and deprived kids.
For further information about Onelife UK visit: www.onelifeuk.org
About Bob Watson Foundation
The Bob Watson Foundation was set up to honour the memory of Metropolitan Police child protection officer Bob Watson who worked tirelessly to support the lives of young people through the sport. The Foundation continues his memory through raising funds to support charitable causes, with a specific focus in the Health, Youth and sport sectors.
For further information about Bob Watson Foundation visit www.bobwatsonfoundation.co.uk
Tamer Hassan, Hollywood and British Actor, Danny Dyer, British Actor & Media Personality, Calum Best, Model and TV Personality, Gavin Ramjaun (ITV Daybreak) Taser Hassan, Actor and Model, Andy Ansah, Ex Footballer & TV Personality, Jason Euell, Premiership Footballer, Lucien Laviscount (Waterloo Road, Celeb BB), Leo the Lion, Singer from the Streets, Lonjo Engele, Actor and Singer, Darren Byfield(Footballer Solihull Moors) Chloe Everton, Sky Sports Presenter, Frankie Cocozza (X FACTOR & Celeb BB), Kirk Norcross (TOWIE & Celeb BB), Barry Hayley's (Jamaican International and Fulham FC legend), Alan Reeves ( premiership footballer with Wimbledon FC) Peter Fear ( Ex Premiership Footballer), Simon Osborn (Ex Premiership footballer) Matthew Hanson ( Ex Footballer), Jamie Lawrence (Ex Premiership Footballer ) Tom Williams (Cyprus International)
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