This Sunday sees a charity football match taking place in East London, with all proceeds from the game going to Prostate Cancer UK.
A star-studded celebs team (managed by Harry Redknapp and Russell Brand) will be taking on a team of Leyton Orient Legends in what is sure to be to be an exciting and enjoyable afternoon.
Celebrity players confirmed for the day include former England football stars Trevor Sinclair and Luther Blissett while Bradley Walsh and Ralf Little are playing from the showbiz world. Many more star signings planned.
The event has been planned and organised by O’s youth coach Errol McKellar.
Errol said: “In 2011 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and after having the treatments I am cured of the problem but it didn’t just stop there.
“I needed to do something to get this message out there and thanks to Prostate Cancer UK we came up with the idea of having an Orient Legends football match against a celebrity XI at Leyton Orient.
“The Leyton Orient 2005-06 squad is well remembered by the supporters as a big part of the club’s history, and this is the perfect occasion to get them back together.”
Get down to Brisbane Road
Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age. Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer – that’s more than 10,500 men every year. 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Join Men United and get down to Brisbane Road to support this great charity event and help all men facing prostrate cancer.
To find out more about the match, please visit the Leyton Orient website. If you would like to get involved with the event, Prostate Cancer UK is looking for volunteers to help collect money and raise awareness among fans.
If you would like to listen to Errol talk about how the game came about, listen to his interview on a special edition of the excellent Orient Outlook podcast.