Ex-Hammers back for charity match at Upton Park

Essex-based football events company Football For Fans have organised a special match at the Boleyn Ground on Monday,June 6 (7.30pm kick-off) which will see a star-studded ex-Hammers line-up take on a team representing Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Essex-based football events company Football For Fans have organised a special match at the Boleyn Ground on Monday,June 6 (7.30pm kick-off) which will see a star-studded ex-Hammers line-up take on a team representing Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

The Hammers squad will be: Allen McKnight, Kenny Brown, Nigel Winterburn, Keith Rowland, Steve Potts, Ian Pearce, Mark Ward, Julian Dicks, Steve Lomas, Kevin Keen, Mark Robson, Paul Allen, Geoff Pike, Don Hutchison and Stuart Slater.

The team will be managed by former Hammers legend Tony Cottee.

Jeff Garner of Football For Fans said: “This is possibly our most ambitious event to date and as a Hammers fan I am delighted with the ex-West Ham squad which has been assembled for this match.”


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The Hammers will be lead out onto the pitch by Jonjo Heuerman, who raised over �23,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund with his sponsored walk, while two young Hammers fans, who are patients of the hospital, will be leading out the GOSHCC team.

“It should be a fun evening and early interest in the match has been very pleasing so we are hoping for a good attendance,” added Jeff.

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Supporters can pay at the gate on the night, and admission is �5 for adults and free for children under 16, and all of the proceeds from the evening’s raffle will go to the charity.

Seating will most likely be limited to the lower tier of the West Stand, so for those wishing to purchase tickets in advance, please contact Kerry on 07773 776941 (Monday to Friday only).

For hospitality packages (meet the players etc) please email Jeff Garner at jeff@footballforfans.co.uk or call 07941 877570.

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