Stars turn out for charity football game to fundraise for The British Heart Foundation

26 March 2018        

Category: Fundraising

On Sunday 25 March, a host of celebrities appeared at a star-studded charity football match to raise funds for our life saving research.

calum best, dan osbourne and chris hughes with Mr Hearty in front of a football goal

Calum Best, Dan Osbourne and Chris Hughes join Mr Hearty at the grounds of Cheltenham FC. 

Reality-TV royalty Katie Price and Kerry Katona managed the sides at the LCI Rail Stadium, the home of Cheltenham Town FC. 

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Katie Price and Kerry Katona managed the sides at the charity football match

The celebrity showdown saw the likes of James ‘Arg’ Argent, Dan Osbourne, Jake Wood, and Calum Best lace up their football boots for the contest. Love Island stars Chris Hughes, Alex Beattie and Dom Lever were reunited and pop stars Sam Bailey, MC Harvey and Simon Webbe were also in action.

celebrity football team smiling with Mr Hearty

Reality-TV starts, pop stars and actors descended on Cheltenham to raise vital funds for the BHF

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Actor Jake Wood, who is most famous for playing Max Branning in Eastenders, was part of the BHF's celebrity football team

The BHF is one of Cheltenham Town FC's official charities for this season. The charity is close to Cheltenham FC’s heart, after club manager Gary Johnson underwent triple bypass surgery in March last year. Proceeds will go towards the charity’s research into heart and circulatory disease, which is responsible for around 160,000 deaths each year – the equivalent of one death every three minutes.