Stars come out to play in Crayford to raise funds for Alzheimer's Research UK

Thursday 30th March 2017

The stars are coming out to play in Crayford on Sunday to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Erith Town joint-manager Ricky Bennett has jointly arranged a charity football match at VCD Athletic’s Oakwood ground on Old Road with his niece – Bromley born pop princess Pixie Lott, 26.

Bennett lost his mother Peggy to Alzheimers in 2014 and has called upon his famous niece to organise some star names to take to the pitch at VCD Athletic’s ground on Sunday (13:00).

“Alzheimer’s Research UK is a charity very close to mind and Pixie’s hearts,” said Bennett, who will be running the London Marathon next month.

“It’s a bit of a fun day, exhibition type match generously hosted by Gary Rump and VCD Athletic FC, followed by a raffle with some really good prizes to be won between the Sunday Veterans team that I play for, Concept Old Boys FC against a Pixie Lott XI.

“My team includes the likes of ex-Kent footballers, Andy Silk, David Simpson, Ian Jenkins, Jamie Kempster and Paul Brown, against a Pixie Lott XI with some of our family and friends and hopefully a few celebs involved but if all goes to plan the likes of Wayne and Frankie Bridge, Oliver Cheshire, Thom Evans, Judy Murray could be turning out.

“We, along with representatives from Alzheimer’s Research UK, who will also be attending, hope it turns out to be a great day enjoyed by all, but more importantly to raise awareness and much needed funds to help defeat Dementia.”

Bennett has set up a fund raising page online, which has raised £1,540.81 and you can donate by visiting: