Bosley char­ity match could sell out Moss Rose

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - KAREN BRIT­TON

ACHARITY football match to raise money for the vic­tims of the Bosley dis­as­ter is to be held at Mac­cles­field Town’s Moss Ross ground this week­end.

A team of lo­cals from the vil­lage will face a side of ex-pro­fes­sional foot­ballers, in­clud­ing for­mer Manch­ester City stars Paul Dickov and Shaun Goater.

It comes as the fund set up to raise money for the vic­tims of the dis­as­ter passed the £100,000 bar­rier.

The match will kick off 2pm on Sun­day, Septem­ber 6 and the vil­lage team will fea­ture mill work­ers Richard Wills and Ed­ward Bai­ley, son of Dorothy Bai­ley, who died in the blasts.

The team Bosley United is made up of friends from the vil­lage who haven’t played to­gether be­fore but wanted to do some­thing for those af­fected by the dev­as­tat­ing ex­plo­sion at the wood mill.

Dar­ren Broom­head, from the team, said: “The fire ripped the heart out of our vil­lage and I’m so proud how ev­ery­one has come to­gether. We’re de­lighted so many ex­play­ers have agreed to play and we hope peo­ple turn out for a great af­ter­noon. We have sold 1,000 tick­ets but can take 3,000 on the day so we hope ev­ery­one will get be­hind us and turn up on the day to watch the game. We want to fill the Moss Rose.”

The dis­as­ter in July killed mill work­ers Dorothy Bai­ley, Derek Moore and Will Barks, while Jason Shin­gler is still miss­ing.

The

fu­neral

for Mr Moore, from Stoke-on­Trent, took place yesterday (Tues­day).

Also tak­ing part in the event are for­mer Eng­land and QPR winger Trevor Sin­clair, for­mer City stars Rae In­gram and broth­ers Ian and David Brightwell.

They will be joined by ex-Coro­na­tion Street ac­tor Scott Wright and BBC Ra­dio Manch­ester’s Mike Sweeney. Efe Sodje and John Askey of Mac­cles­field Town will also take part.

The game will be over­seen by Premier­ship ref­eree Phil Dowd and Mans­field Town goal­keeper Brian Jensen will also be in­volved. Gates will open at 12.30pm and en­try is £5 for adults and free for chil­dren.

Money will go into the Bosley fund. The com­mit­tee has handed out around £25,000, as a sum to each fam­ily and through ap­pli­ca­tions.

Do­nate at gofundme. com or by post at Bosley Dis­as­ter Ap­peal, PO Box 645, Mac­cles­field, SK10 9LU. For more fundrais­ing events see help­bosley. co.uk.

●» For­mer Manch­ester City play­ers Shaun Goater and Paul Dickov will be in ac­tion

●» Dar­ren Broom­head with Macc Town’s Efe Sodje, who is also play­ing for the cause

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