On 25th August 2019 United For Charity are delighted to be joining forces with Anna Kennedy Online and Team Avery Essex to Raise awareness and funds for Autism Awareness and a Homeless Shelter in the local area by hosting their annual Celebrity Football Match and Family Fun Day in Aid of this fantastic Charities.
The Day will start at 10am where the doors will be opened for a quiet hour where anyone who needs to settle into the surroundings of the day and enjoy some entertainment can come and take it in before the larger crowds appear.
The main doors will open at 11 with plenty to do in our family fun day section and the game will be aiming to kick off around 12:30.
The day will include but not limited to.
- Inflatables 6+
- Purchase Stalls
- Game stalls
- Characters walking amongst the crowd
- Guessing games and so so much more
We have a huge Celebrity team and supporters which are subject to change and be added to these can be found on: https://www.facebook.com/unitedforcharity/
Tickets for the day will be prices at
£6 for Adults 16yrs+
£4 children age 8yrs to 15yrs
Under 8 Free
The day will be a fun packed family fun day with so much to do for the whole family so come and join us and help us raise the 1000’s needed to continue the great work these organisations do.
Buy your tickets now, click here to purchase!
About United for Charity
United for Charity was set up in 2016 when founder Chris Cooper decided it was a good idea to enter the London Marathon, having applied and getting a ballot place he chose to run in aid of a charity close to his heart St Luke’s Hospice which is where his Nan had sadly passed away a few years before.
When he approached the Hospice they said he didn’t need to raise any money as he had a ballot spot but the other runners each raise £1500 each in order to get a charity place but he didn’t see this as fair and set himself a target. The target was to raise £3000 enough for the hospice to have 2 runners in the marathon and help raise their profile.
Now was the hard part how do you do this? Chris is an FA Referee and had played to a relatively good standard so football was all he really knew and he got talking to a good friend of his Darren Manning who has some good contacts in the celebrity world and so it was born United for Charity Celebrity Football Match.
The first year had its hiccups but it didn’t stop Chris and he managed to raise just under £12000 for St Luke’s over 2 events increasing the family fun day part each year. United for Charity has had some amazing support over the years from Family and Friends, sponsors like Michael Barnard and Bowers and Pitsea F.C (Darren the groundsman, Sheila the Clubhouse Manager and more)
The reason I do what I do with United For Charity is written at the bottom of my Logo, “BECAUSE CHARITY MATTERS”, Without help from everyone that supports me a lot of charities wouldn’t exist and it’s the work they do that truly makes the difference. Putting a few hours away a year compared to what these charities and individuals do is nothing I’m just happy to do what I can to help no matter how big or small that might be.
Chris said: “Anna Kennedy Online Autism Charity was brought to my attention when I met Aston Avery one of the charities Ambassadors whilst he interviewed me for my first match at Gateway Radio. After the interview I spoke to Aston and he told me his story and how Anna had made a huge difference in not only his life but so many more. I instantly knew at that time I would get involved with Aston and Team Avery to organise a day for Anna Kennedy online at some point and I’m glad the time has finally come now. Aston is an amazing young man and it’s a pleasure to have got to know him and for him to share with me the amazing work of Anna Kennedy Online”