Celebrities snatch victory from franchise all-stars in this year’s Charity football match
Stars of the franchise world put on their boots to play the celebrity football team, Once Upon a Smile FC, in a charity football match last Sunday
Nigel Toplis, managing director of Recognition Express and The Zip Yard, organised the match, which raised more than £5000 for WellChild – a charity that helps sick and seriously ill children and their families, through research, care and support and Once Upon a Smile, which helps people through recent bereavements.
The game ended 1-0 to the celebrities, after Ceallach Spellman (as seen on the BBC’s Waterloo Road) scored the winner. Co-founder of Once Upon a Smile charity, Danny Miller, said: “The game, like every year was a great event and well planned. It is unusual to have a 1-0 score line in charity games but the entertainment value was great. It was a great day all round and I cannot wait to return next year.”
Nigel Toplis added: “I would like to thank the celebrity team for taking time out of their busy schedules and everyone who worked so hard to make the day such a success. Also, a big thank you to the 200 people that attended and donated in support of two great causes.”