Football freestyler to star in charity match for children with rare cancer


A football freestyler who co-runs a leading YouTube channel has been announced as the latest celeb to team up for a football match to raise ‘life-saving’ money for children fighting a rare form of bone cancer.

F2 Freestylers star Billy Wingrove will play in a charity football match alongside Steps singer Lee Latchford Evans, YouTuber Yung Filly and former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie O’Hara at Bristol City FC’s Ashton Gate stadium on Sunday, May 15.

Shayne Ward, who is best known for winning the X Factor in 2005 and playing Aidan Connor in Coronation Street, Gogglebox favourite Tom Malone and TOWIE stars Dan Osborne and James Argent will also be taking part in the match.

Other stars on the team sheet include Max Mills from the X Factor duo Max and Harvey and Love Island contestants Toby Aromolaran, Luke Trotman, Nas Majeed, Jake Cornish and Brad McCelland.

Sellebrity Soccer organisers are encouraging the community to offer their support to the campaign, Chloë’s Fight with Ewing’s, which was set up by a local family which is raising vital funds for research into Ewing sarcoma after their daughter was diagnosed with the rare type of cancer.

EastEnders stars Jake Wood, who played Max Branning, Matt Lapinskas, otherwise known as Anthony Moon and Max Bowden, who plays Ben Mitchell, are also in the squad.

Other celebs looking to show off their football skills include reality stars Calum Best and Joe Sealey, the sons of two Manchester United legends, George Best and Les Sealey, TV chef Dean Edwards and former Bristol City footballers Lee Trundle, Scott Murray and Louis Carey.

Chloë’s parents, Gary and Joanne, said:

“Thank you to Ashton Gate and Sellebrity Soccer for making this match happen.

“We are really hoping to see lots of people there having a great time making memories, something we and Chloë would always say is so important.”

They added:

“We hope lots of people will come and have some fun while raising awareness and funds for Chloë’s Fight with Ewing’s. Ewing sarcoma is a rare aggressive form of bone and soft tissue cancer.”

All the celebrities are subject to work commitments.

Chloë was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma in May 2018 just as she was about to sit her first GCSE.

Four years later, Chloë’ is still having chemotherapy and will need frequent scans and check-ups for the rest of her life as the tumour can’t be removed.

Chloë and her family are now on a mission to raise money for research into Ewing sarcoma to help improve treatment options for other young people with the same condition.

The game has been organised by Sellebrity Soccer, which was launched in 2012 to help charities raise funds by arranging all-star football matches across the UK.

Sellebrity Soccer’s Co-Founder Kevin Cooper said:

“We are very excited to bring Sellebrity Soccer to Ashton Gate for the third year and bring back that much needed feelgood factor and a great family day out.

“We always have amazing support from the club and fans for the matches so once again, get behind what will be an amazing day.”

Kick-off is at 3pm on Sunday, May 15, but the turnstiles will open at 1.30pm.

Standard tickets cost £15 alongside an additional booking fee or people can upgrade to a VIP package for £40 per person, where they will gain entry to a VIP lounge and have the chance to meet some of the players after the game.

To book tickets, click here.

To donate to Chloë’s Fight with Ewing’s, click here.