All star football match helps city tackle cancer

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. The Peterborough players team EMN-170107-192509009
Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. The Peterborough players team EMN-170107-192509009

One of the Premier League’s hardest ever players was in Peterborough to help tackle cancer in an all star match.

Former Liverpool and England defender Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock was one of the stars on show at Yaxley FC over the weekend for the annual Peterborough vs Cancer charity match.

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC.  Marcus Eddon,  Marcus Gale, Joseph Valente,   Tommy Turgoose and  Billy Bibby EMN-170107-192234009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. Marcus Eddon, Marcus Gale, Joseph Valente, Tommy Turgoose and Billy Bibby EMN-170107-192234009

He was joined by other stars from the world of sport and television, including fellow former Premier League stars Marcus Gayle, former world boxing champion Anthony Crolla, and Yaxley’s own former winner of The Apprentice, Joseph Valente.

The All Stars took on a ‘public’ team who had raised money to take part.

After the match, there was also an evening event, with a raffle and other activities to raise as much money as possible for CLIC Sargent.

Organiser Raphael Frascogna said plans were already starting for next year’s event.

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. Cello Renda with Kane Dixon EMN-170107-192347009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. Cello Renda with Kane Dixon EMN-170107-192347009

He said: “ The event went really well. Ricky Hatton was taken unwell and couldn’t make it but all the other expected stars made it.

“The public team won 3-2 and the whole day was a terrific success.

“We haven’t got the final amount raised but have definitely beaten our £10,000 target.”

For more information about the event, visit http://pbovscancer.co.uk/

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. The celebrity team EMN-170107-192521009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. The celebrity team EMN-170107-192521009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC.  Razor Ruddock EMN-170107-192358009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. Razor Ruddock EMN-170107-192358009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. EMN-170107-192548009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. EMN-170107-192548009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. EMN-170107-192600009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. EMN-170107-192600009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. EMN-170107-192300009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. EMN-170107-192300009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. EMN-170107-192613009

Peterborough v Cancer chaity football match at Yaxley FC. EMN-170107-192613009