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Also play­ing were EastEn­ders ac­tors Sam Attwa­ter and Devon An­der­son and X Fac­tor fi­nal­ist Daniel Pearce.

Or­gan­iser Gary Kir­ton said: “It was a fan­tas­tic day un­der the cir­cum­stances and it went very, very well. We were hop­ing that peo­ple would be able to walk around the sta­dium, but ob­vi­ously be­cause of the rain they were con­fined to the stands.

“We still man­aged to smash last year’s fundrais­ing and al­though money is still com­ing in, I think we raised about £15,000 for Help for He­roes. The lads who came down were re­ally good, so a big thanks to them.” The fi­nal score was 6-3 to the Ash­ford Town Celebrity side.

The Princess of Wales’s Royal Reg­i­ment Band played to the crowds through the rain as did the forces sweet­hearts An­nie Shel­ton and Le’arna Ash­leigh as the Swinging Sweet­hearts.

In­side, vis­i­tors were able to en­joy sumo suits and a buck­ing bronco as well as keep­ing the cold out at the bar. Mu­sic con­tin­ued into the evening with Jo Steel as Kylie Minogue and the Counterfeit Quo play­ing.

Pic­tures: Paul Amos PD1704057P

De­spite the bad weather, a good crowd turned up to watch the kmfm Char­ity Chal­lenge Cup foot­ball match

EastEn­ders ac­tor Devon And der­son, cen­tre,


Event or­gan­iser Gary Kir­ton with kmfm’s John Webster and EastEn­ders ac­tor Sam Attwa­ter

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