Chuckle Brothers and soccer legends raise cash for Elysha

THE CHUCKLE Brothers are to join a host of football legends in a charity match to raise money for a girl with the world's rarest illness.

Thursday, 20th September 2007, 10:16 am
Updated Friday, 21st September 2007, 12:01 pm

Former stars including Chris Waddle, Nigel Clough, Terry Curran and Tony Currie have already pledged to take part in the match at Rotherham United’s Millmoor ground.

But the veterans were missing a vital component to keep them going through the gruelling 90-minute charity game - a physio with the good old magic sponge.

Now comic duo Paul and Barry, both ardent Rotherham United fans, have stepped in to carry the sponge.

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The match aims to raise thousands of pounds for five-year-old Elysha Robertson, from Whiston, Rotherham, who has lost the use of her arms and hands, cannot hear and is only able to say a few words and make noises - but uses her feet and eyes to communicate.

The game kicks off on September 30 at Millmoor when Mel Sterland’s All Stars take on John Breckin’s All Stars.