After the success of last April's Sellebrity Soccer match at the PTS Academy Stadium, Northampton Town will be staging another celebrity charity match.
This game will take place on Sunday April 28th 2019 with the proceeds split between Archie's Fund and the club's own Community Trust.
Cobblers fan Archie, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, has lost strength in his muscles since birth and as a result requires the use of an electric wheelchair. He is a very inspirational little boy, he never complains, and despite the huge battles he faces he is always fighting with a smile on his face.
SMA is a life-shortening condition where the motor nerve cells in the spinal chord become diseased, which causes a decline in physical strength. As a result, walking and eating become difficult and a simple chest infection could be fatal.
Although there is medication abroad available to treat Archie’s disease, overseas one injection of the drug Spinraza would cost his family about £75,000 every four months for the rest of his life. Archie’s friends and family are campaigning for this drug to be made available on the NHS.
NORTHAMPTON TOWN COMMUNITY TRUST
Northampton Town Community Trust currently deliver projects covering four themes of work: Education, Disability & Inclusion, Health and Sports Participation. For more information on the range of projects Northampton Town Community Trust delivers across the community please visit: ntfccommunity.co.uk
Phill Smith, Chief Executive of the Northampton Town Community Trust said:
"We are delighted to have been selected as one of the charities to benefit from the celebrity soccer game this year. As an official charity of Northampton Town, our aim is to use the football club brand to connect communities and improve people’s lives. Since becoming a charity in 2001, using the football brand as a tool to engage across education, health, disability and inclusion has seen delivery of some truly life changing results. On a daily basis we are delivering projects across Northamptonshire working with young people, older adults and people living with disabilities to provide the support, opportunities and activity that really can change lives. We thank the club for the opportunity and look forward to the day!"
Tickets are now on sale and are priced at adults: £10 and under 16s: £5
There are special “Around the Dug Out” seats also available at £20 adults, £10 under 16s and these can only be purchased at the club’s ticket office. These numbers are limited.
Hospitality tickets are also available at £40 per person - for more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mascot and other pitch side packages are on sale, please email email@example.com.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
To buy general match tickets please visit the shop at the PTS Academy Stadium or go online to book here.