Soap stars footie clash at the Globe

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Ralf Little and Ryan Thomas may be leading out the All Stars football team at the Globe Arena on Sunday July 14 in the eighth annual soap stars charity football match.

Coronation Street’s Alan Halsall, Hollyoaks’ Ricky Whittle and Emmerdale’s Danny Miller are also regular members of the team which will be confirmed nearer kick off.

Morecambe FC’s Globe Arena is bracing itself for thousands of soap fans determined to see their favourites at the match sponsored by Morecambe’s DW Sports and organised by Heysham power stations.

The event will raise money for three charities, Marie Curie, CancerCare, and the Twins Appeal.

The All Stars have clocked up seven consecutive victories against the power stations’ finest.

Mike Grimmitt, of Heysham 2 power station, said: “The interest we have already had via inquiries on Facebook and Morecambe FC has been phenomenal.

“So we are hoping for a record-breaking crowd to come and support these guys who play for free and then spend time after the game with their fans.

“The biggest winner will be the charities with money going to Marie Curie, CancerCare and the Twins 
Appeal.

“It is also great to have DW Sports backing this event, as many of those who play for the stations’ team are using the gym to boost their fitness for the game.”

The gates open at The Globe at 1pm, with the game due to kick off at 2pm.

Car parking is available at The Globe at £3 on a first come basis, again with all profits going to CancerCare.

Tickets are available from Morecambe FC and are prices £6 adult, £3 children and £15 family pass (two adults and two children).