Manchester City Legends Help Launch Progress Charity Cup
Former Manchester City stars Peter Barnes and Colin Hendry were on hand to help launch the Progress Charity Cup on Thursday!
Manchester City Legends take on Progress United at the County Ground, Lancashire FA HQ, on Saturday 12th May, kicking off at 1.30pm.
Progress United will be made up of staff from Progress Housing Group, a social housing provider based in Leyland.
Profits will go towards housing and homelessness charity Shelter.
The Manchester City Legends line-up will be made up from Barnes, Hendry, Paul Dickov, Shaun Goater, Nicky Weaver and Uwe Rosler.
So whether you’re a nostalgic City supporter, a local football fan or you simply fancy enjoying a great day out to help raise money for a good cause, come along to the County Ground this summer!
Tickets cost £6 for adults and £3 for under 16s.
Gates open at 12pm, and there will be opportunities to take photos with the Man City Legends for supporters who arrive early.
David Chell, Head of Commercial and Operations at Lancashire FA, said: "Everyone at Lancashire FA is really pleased to be working with Progress Housing to stage this event at our headquarters.
"We are looking forward to bring some Manchester City fan favourites to Leyland and we'd love to see as many people as possible head to the County Ground for a fun family day out.
"It will be brilliant for the community and it's great that profits will go to Shelter, a truly worthwhile cause."
Jacqui De-Rose, Group Chief Executive of Progress Housing Group, said: “We are delighted to be running this event with the Lancashire Football Association and the Manchester City Legends.
“We feel football is a great way to bring communities together and we hope that this event will do just that, whilst at the same time having some fun along the way.
“We wanted to make a real difference to people’s lives so the money raised from the ticket sales will go to UK homelessness charity, Shelter who do an incredible job in supporting people and helping them to get into secure housing.”
Peter Barnes, who played for Manchester City between 1974 and 1979, as well as 1987 and 1988, said: “Shelter is a great cause and we are all looking forward to the game.”
Colin Hendry, who played for Manchester City from 1989 to 1991, said: “I play for the Manchester City Legends team as it is great to be involved whilst helping to raise money for such worthwhile causes.”