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Charity football match for Approach

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 14, 2014

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TWO Moorlands-based soccer legends have teamed up to stage a charity match in aid of Approach at the Port Vale FC ground this Sunday.

The North Staffordshire-based charity supports elderly people with dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other mental health problems.

The charity is close to the hearts of ex-Port Vale prolific goalscorer Tony Naylor and former Stoke City and England defender Mike Pejic, from Leek, who both have a parent in the early stages of Alzheimer's.

It was Naylor's idea to stage a fund-raising match between ex-Vale and Stoke players this weekend, since when footballer-turned-broadcaster Pejic has responded with his whole-hearted support.

Among those turning out alongside Naylor for the Vale legends side at Vale Park will be Paul Musselwhite, Mark Grew, Bradley Sandeman, Neil Aspin, Peter Swan, Kris Taylor, Ian Bogie, Ron van der Laan, Steve Guppy, Jon McCarthy, Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, Ray walker, Kevin Kent and Martin Foyle.

They will be joined by local TV and stage star Jonathan Wilkes who will be playing alongside his pal Robbie Williams in the annual UNICEF Soccer Aid charity match at Old Trafford next month.

Amongst those turning out for the Stoke legends side alongside Pejic will be Ade Akinbiyi, Dave Regis, Phil Heath, Micky Thomas, Graham Shaw, Martin Carruthers and Wayne Biggins.

The match will kick off at 3pm, and admission is £10 for adults and £5 for juniors.

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