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Soap stars play Blades legends at Bramall Lane

Soap stars Daniel Jillings (Coronations Street/Doctors), Danny Miller (Emmerdale), Ceallech Spellman (Waterloo Road) and Dean Smith (Waterloo Road/Great Train Robbery).

Soap stars Daniel Jillings (Coronations Street/Doctors), Danny Miller (Emmerdale), Ceallech Spellman (Waterloo Road) and Dean Smith (Waterloo Road/Great Train Robbery).

Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Coronation Street stars will take on a team of ex-Sheffield United players this afternoon in a JD Sports backed charity football match at Bramall Lane.

The match will be refereed by South Yorkshire’s own 2012 World Cup Final ref Howard Webb.

Pictured here are, from the left, Daniel Jillings (Coronations Street/Doctors), Danny Miller (Emmerdale), Ceallech Spellman (Waterloo Road) and Dean Smith (Waterloo Road/Great Train Robbery) - whpo were at Bramall Lane to watch the Blades final game of the season against Coventry.

Other soaps stars are planning to join them to face a team of ex-Blades including the likes of Chris Morgan, Curtis Woodhouse, Craig Short and Keith Curle, plus Chris Wilder, Dave Kitson and Leigh Bromby.

Proceeds from the match will go to Prostate Cancer UK and the Once Upon A Smile Foundation, which offers financial support and respite breaks to families who have suffered a bereavement.

Emmerdale star Danny Miller, co-founder of Once Upon A Smile, will be on the celebrities’ team.

Danny said: “I can’t wait to play at Bramall Lane. Sheffield was one of the first places we set out on the journey of charity football and it gives me great pleasure to play there again with me and the boys at Once Upon A Smile.

“It promises to be a great event.”

Former Blades captain Chris Morgan, now a member of Nigel Clough’s coaching team, said: “ I’m sure all the players are keen to put on a Blades kit once again and the celebs will be looking forward to playing on the Bramall Lane pitch.

“The day, though, is all about raising vital funds for the two worthwhile charities and it would be fantastic to see as many people as possible come down and show their support. We hope it will be a great event to finish off a memorable season.’’

Tickets are £6 for adults and £1 for under-16s.

For more visit www.sufc.co.uk.

 

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