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FOOTBALL - Ipswich Town Legends dementia/academy charity match at Bury Town'Bury Town FC ANL-140518-191717009
FOOTBALL - Ipswich Town Legends dementia/academy charity match at Bury Town'Bury Town FC ANL-140518-191717009

A chance to see some of the famous names from Ipswich Town’s past – as well as the stars of the future – is being offered at a special charity football match this Sunday.

The Ipswich Town Legends will be returning to Bury Town’s Ram Meadow to play against a team made of football fans who make up the Forget-Me-Not FC.

Matt Holland, Kieron Dyer and John Wark are scheduled to be among the star attractions for the Legends, who will also have two fans in their squad, while the fans team is set to be managed by Terry Butcher.

Before the 3pm kick off, Ipswich Town Under-15s will be playing their Bury Town counterparts at 12.30pm at Ram Meadow with gates opening at midday and discounted tickets for those who buy before the big game.

With two matchday experiences currently under auction, the event has already raised close to £4,000 for the ITFC Academy and the Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign, run by West Suffolk Hospital Charity.

Dave Gooderham, communications manager at the Charity, said: “The Legends game has become a popular event in the local football and charity calendar and we are indebted to Simon Milton and his fellow ex-pros for their continued support.

“With the line-up of Legends on show, it promises to be another great day with supporters getting the chance to have photos and autographs with all their favourites.

“With the auction of two fantastic ITFC experiences, donated by the club, and the opportunity to see the stars of tomorrow, we are hopeful that this year will be the best Legends charity event yet.”

The ITFC Legends game is now in its third year supporting the two charities with the who’s who of Ipswich Town favourites set to lace up their boots again on Sunday including Titus Bramble, Darren Currie and James Scowcroft.

An auction offering fans the chance to bid on an unforgettable Ipswich Town matchday experience and also watching Ipswich from their very own executive box has also begun, via the Charity’s eBay site.

For more information on the auction, please visit www.wsh.nhs.uk/Charity.

Discounted ticket prices for the day are also available with savings on adult, children and family tickets available from a special Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/West-Suffolk-Hospital-Charity-Appeal1.

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