The Jet2holidays TV Allstars are taking on a team of Emergency services staff, in a football match to raise money for the charity that supports those affected by the Manchester Arena attack.
The Jet2holidays TV Allstars side, represented by players from Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale will play against an emergency services team, which includes police officers, fire and ambulance crews on Sunday May 27 in aid of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham will also be joining our TV Allstars for the fixture at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium which kicks-off at 12.00 noon.
22 people lost their lives when a bomb went off after the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on May 22 2017, with hundreds more injured. 14,000 people had attended the event that night and since then a partnership group has supported those most affected.
The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund was set up following the terror attack at Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017. More than £21m has been raised by the public for the Fund, with almost £20m having already been distributed to bereaved families and to survivors suffering with physical and/or psychological injuries.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are extremely proud to be taking part in this event, and to be supporting the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which is a truly worthy cause. The public spirit shown by the people of Manchester and beyond has been inspiring, and this event continues that, whilst ensuring that all-important funds are raised for the charity.”
All funds raised will be donated to the charity with Manchester City Football Club covering match day event and operation costs.
Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children, and can be purchased online at: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F0054A8DD935C76
All money raised is being donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
Read more about the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund at: www.manchesteremergencyfund.com
If you’ve been affected by the events that happened at Manchester Arena on May 22 2017 support is available. A dedicated website offering support and advice has been set up at: www.manchesterattacksupport.org.uk. Here you can get tips on coping with the anniversary of the attack, helping others who are struggling, legal advice and details for accessing the NHS Manchester Resilience Hub, should you feel you need clinical assistance. You can also access the Resilience Hub at www.penninecare.nhs.uk/mcrhub/ by email on email@example.com or by phoning 03330 095 071.