Celeb FC v Millers Stars – Charity Football
Every summer, there are always a number of Celebrity “Charity Football” games happening throughout the UK. Early 2013 a group of celebrity football players, who had been playing at various charity events for many years, ended up at an event which Karin, now affectionately known as Team Mum was volunteering at and helping to organise.
After the match, when the celebs & Karin were sitting & discussing the game, the subject of funding for such events arose. A number of the Celebs felt it wasn’t right that people attending were donating to charity events, unaware that some of those donations were being paid as fees to the organisers, celebs & venues.
Particularly for small charities & individuals who needed immediate help, it was felt no one should be taking a cut of the money raised. Celeb FC grew from that belief – Celebrities involved with them, play voluntarily to bring a showbiz feel to small UK events in aid of charity; this ensures that the charity or individual does NOT have to factor in for appearance fees or event organiser fees before they can even begin to think about an event.
In fact most of the events Celeb FC attend are to help people at the sharp pointy end of a crisis, and they have raised funds for disability aids & equipment, holidays for families with children who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses, foodbanks, domestic abuse charities, football clubs for children & other such important causes. They have also attended events just to create happy memories for families in difficult circumstances.
Celeb FC Celebrity players do not charge appearance fee’s & everything the team & support network do is voluntary; such as promotion of events by creating flyers, PR on social media and press releases for the charities.
This Video is of a July 2016 event for MILLERS STARS
It took place on 17th July at Raunds Town F.C. The match was to raise some funds & awareness for the small charity. The weather was beautiful & there was lots going on, including stalls, a fully stocked bar, food, children’s activities and much more. Millers Stars aims to help bereaved parents who have sadly lost their baby to stillbirth by purchasing a memorial item for their angel baby as it can be a great help to those suffering and a place for them to go to remember and be near their child.
Overall, a beautiful & very worthy small Charity & one Celeb FC were more than happy to help out.
We had a terrific time despite losing (for the first time in 12 games).