Celebs turn out to raise money in memory of Chloe and Liam

By Lisa James
24/03/2022
Home » Celebs turn out to raise money in memory of Chloe and Liam

Celebrities and football legends are coming together to raise money for the charity set up in the name of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry, who died in the Manchester Arena bombing nearly five years ago.

Chloe, who was a 17-year-old apprentice at Westoe Travel in South Shields, and her 19-year-old university student boyfriend Liam, were among 22 people killed in the bombing in May 2017.

Proceeds from the Football Legends v Celebrities football match at Manchester City’s Academy ground early next month will be divided between five charities set up by families who lost loved ones in the bombing, including The Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust.

It’s hoped £100,000 will be raised for the charities.

The Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust supports young people to achieve their potential in sport and performance and over 200 young people having been supported so far.

Among celebs lined up to play are comedian Jason Manford, soap stars including Emmerdale’s Danny Miller and Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone in Coronation Street, Masterchef winner Simon Wood and Max George from the band The Wanted.

Football legends include Paul Merson, Matt Le Tissier, Wes Brown and Dietmar Hamann.

Peter Reid and Joe Royle will manage the celebrity team and Sam Allardyce and Paddy McGuiness will captain the ex-professional footballers.

Westoe Travel owner Graeme Brett is organising a coach from South Shields to the game.

He said: “Chloe and Liam were really popular in South Shields and there was great interest in the town to attend the game and we have a full coach going to what promises to be a very entertaining day and hopes to raise £100,000 for the charities.”

Football Legends v Celebrities takes place on Sunday 3 April at Manchester City’s Academy ground. The game will kick off at 3pm.

Tickets cost £10 and £20, available here.

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