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May 19th will see a host of big names don their boots and shin pads to take to the pitch at Elland Road, all in the name of charity. The match is set to see famous faces such as Danny Dyer and Lee Ryan supporting Leeds Mind and the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, two charities making a big difference in our region.

The match, organised by Sellebrity Soccer which has a host of events across the country, gives spectators the opportunity to support these fantastic cause whilst getting a glimpse of their favourite celebrities. Kevin Cooper of Sellebrity Soccer said “We are really pleased to be working with two such great Leeds based charities who do great work within the area. We are hoping to raise as much funds and awareness for the charities, so please get behind what will be a very exciting celebrity match at the famous Elland Road”

The link between positive mental health and exercise is well documented giving Leeds Mind a great reason to be involved. Kate Goldring from the charity added “We were thrilled to be approached for this fantastic event. Our partners at the national charity Mind have had a hugely successful relationship with the EFL recently, showing just how important it is to talk about mental health in a sporting environment. We can’t thank all the celebrities enough for their support and can’t wait for May 19th”.

The match takes place on the final day of Mental Health Awareness Week, putting mental health at the heart of the sporting arena in Leeds.

Leeds United have been supporting the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, throughout their successful 2018/19 season and were keen to make sure the charity was involved, given the event is taking place on the hallowed turf of Elland Road.

Ellie Brown, from the charity added “The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund team are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from this exciting event as part of our wonderful partnership with Leeds United. We’re looking forward to May 19th and seeing the celebrities play at Elland Road, who will be making a positive difference to children from Yorkshire born with a heart condition”.

Tickets are available at the Elland Road Ticket Office online or by calling the ticket office on 0371 334 1992.

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