The ALLSTARS football team – including stars from Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks such as Alan Halsall, Chris Fountain and Andy Whyment – celebrated a 2-1 win against the Morson 11 at a recent charity match at Salford City FC.
The charity fundraiser was in aid of Salford-based recruiter, Morson Group’s, two annual charities for 2013 – the David Lewis Centre and The Factory Youth Zone.
The family fun day featured a host of activities, from an obstacle course and face painting to a prize draw and bouncy castle.
The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the ALLSTARS Vs. Morson 11 football match, however, and the crowds turned out in force to cheer on their team. Chris Fountain (Coronation Street’s Tommy) celebrated scoring the first goal of the game for the ALLSTARS, and the team’s success continued as they scooped the charity cup after 90 minutes of nail-biting play.
Ged Mason, CEO of Morson Group, commented: “Whilst Morson wasn’t the winning team on this occasion, the event raised essential funds for Morson’s 2013 charities, the David Lewis Centre and The Factory Youth Zone – both excellent charities based here in the North West.
“The support of the ALLSTARS football team has been fantastic, and everyone at Morson Group was delighted with the turn out.”
With over 100 years’ experience, the David Lewis Centre provides exceptional education, therapy, support and life skill development to individuals with epilepsy, autism and complex learning disabilities. Available to people across the UK, the aim of David Lewis Centre is to brighten the lives of everyone who lives, studies and is supported at the charity by encouraging independence, instilling confidence and creating a safe and vibrant environment for its service users.
The Factory Youth Zone is a Manchester-based charity, offering a fantastic schedule of activities and opportunities for young people to try new things and learn new skills. With a range of different activities every evening, from trampolining and kickboxing to DJ skills, The Factory Youth Zone is a great service for all young people aged 8-21 to access.
For more information about The Factory Youth Zone, please visit: www.thefactoryyz.org
For more information about the David Lewis Centre, please visit: www.davidlewis.org.uk