Escape to charity game

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THE re-enactment of a famous football match staged during a popular wartime film will take place to mark the Royal British Legion’s 90th anniversary.

The Sudbury branch of the charity, which helps British servicemen and women, has joined forces with its Colchester neighbours to recreate the football match from Escape to Victory on June 5.

The match is being put on by members of the Collective UK Re-enacting community – complete with German guards – at Colchester’s football stadium.

All the proceeds from the event, which starts at 11.30am, will go towards a new personnel recovery centre being built at Colchester Garrison.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for five to 14-year-olds and can be bought from Sudbury Tourist Information Centre on 01787 881320 or by visiting