Charity Football match raises vital funds for Help for Heroes – backed by Regal Sports Press
On Sunday 4th May a team of Defence Medical Service employees took on retired Premier League and international football legends as part of Football for Heroes, a charity match raising much needed funds for Help for Heroes.
The legends squad was managed by England Under-20 coach Aidy Boothroyd and captained by former
Premier league striker Dion Dublin, with goals from Fitzroy Simpson, Ugo Ehiogu, David Phillips, Darren Huckerby, Matt Jansen and Kevin Kilbane. An adrenaline fuelled match saw the Defence Medical services give the Legends a run for their money, but experience won over enthusiasm and the final score was 6 -2 to the Legends Team.
The event was supported by Milton Keynes based Regal Sports Press who provided the match programme. Regal Sport Press, part of the Regal group, provide a bespoke service specialising in sport and football event programmes. Peter Davis, Sales Director at Regal says “We were delighted to offer our support to the event, as supplier of the match day programme. This is something we have an abundance of experience in, but to be in a position to be able to supply the programmes and enable the charity to raise vital funds from the proceeds, was a great privilege.”
In addition to the match, supporters were able to socialise in a specially created family fan zone before and after the game, with a number of Armed Forces led activities taking place. There was also an all-female match featuring a team made up of Defence Medical Services professionals, and musical performances from the Military Wives band and choir.