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Ex-Rovers players set for charity match in aid of Tommy Spurr's son

29 October 2022

Club News

Ex-Rovers players set for charity match in aid of Tommy Spurr's son

29 October 2022

The Eco-Power Stadium will host a celebrity charity match to raise funds for the son of former Rovers defender Tommy Spurr.

Earlier this year, three-year-old Rio Spurr was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer that had also spread to his lungs. He has since began intensive courses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

The Spurr family are seeking to raise as much money as possible to ensure the best treatment for Rio, with several fundraising events taking place over the last few months.

On November 13, a game organised by Sellebrity Soccer will be held at the Eco-Power Stadium which will bring ex-pros and celebrities together for a charity match dedicated to Rio.

Tommy Spurr will pull back on his boots for the game, along with several fellow former Rovers players including head of football operations James Coppinger.

Other ex-Rovers players set to be involved include Rob Jones, Chris Brown, Billy Paynter and David Cotterill along with current Academy coaches Frank Sinclair and Martin Woods plus former manager Dean Saunders.

Celebrities set to feature in the game include: Lewis Reeves (Unforgotten), Tom Zanetti (DJ), Sharkey (YouTube), Dan Osborne (The Only Way is Essex), Jake Cornish (Love Island), Man Like Haks (comedian), Ashley Taylor Dawson (Hollyoaks), Dean Gaffney (Eastenders), Flintz (Britain’s Got Talent), Dean Edwards (TV chef), Matt Lapinskas (Eastenders), Warren Phiilips (Survival of the Fittest), Chet Sket (Ex on the Beach).

Tickets for the event are on sale now, priced at £10 for adults and £7 concessions.

Click HERE to buy tickets now.

Please note: Player appearances are subject to work commitments.


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