Famous faces to appear in Peterborough charity football match

Posh v Crystal Palace match action. Leon McKenzie ENGEMN00120121011200533

Posh v Crystal Palace match action. Leon McKenzie ENGEMN00120121011200533

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A Hollywood actor and former professional footballers are turning out for a fundraiser for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Comedian and actor Omid Djalili, as well as former Posh players Leon McKenzie and David Farrell, are lining up for the ‘Peterborough vs. Cancer’ match on August 1.

The match is being held at the Peterborough Sports FC ground in Lincoln Road and will be followed by a gala dinner and charity auction at the Park Inn Hotel.

Auction prizes will include a pair of Sugar Ray Leonard golden gloves signed by the boxer himself.

The winning team on the day will take home the ‘The Mick Belson Cup’ which is named after the former assistant of of ICA Sports FC.

Mick passed away from a brain tumour on Valentine’s day 2010.

Tickets will cost £4 for adults and £2 for children to watch. A place on both teams in the match will be available to the highest bidder. Other players include Doctor Who actor Samuel Anderson and TV presenter Rob Lamarr.

Raphael Frascogna, vice chairman of ICA Sports, said: “Mick was a wonderful man, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

“He worked hard for them all at the same company for 40 years. He was an electrician, foreman, union representative and production engineer.

“He was honest, handsome, kind, funny, intelligent and loved a good debate - a confidant to many.

“He was passionate in everything he did. He loved his sport - played rugby and football - and at one point was the best five-a-side goalkeeper in Peterborough.

“He was a successful football manager, especially with his precious Nags Head team.

“Mick was never happier than when he was with his family and friends. He enjoyed the summer sun and holidays abroad, but his favourite time was Christmas.

“He’d be the one to get the decorations out and organise a perfect Christmas tree.”