TWO former Bolton Wanderers favourites are looking for players to join their teams for a fundraising outdoor activities event in June.
John McGinlay and Tony Kelly join other well-known ex-footballers including former Liverpool FC goalkeeper Bob Bolder and ex-West Brom and Wolves’ striker Don Goodman to captain teams in the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) and Children Today Challenge Cup Weekend.
It takes place at the Anderton Outdoor Activities Centre at Rivington from Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5 and includes canoeing and crate-abseiling among a wealth of activities for the teams competing for the Challenge Cup.
It is the latest in a long line of Challenge Cup events in which football stars tackle everything from jungle trekking in Borneo to scaling the Grand Canyon. All money raised goes to the Children Today charity, which buys bespoke wheelchairs and individual equipment for youngsters with disabilities.
As well as the physical and team-building challenges there will also be evening activities with a camp fire, barbecue and quiz plus a celebration dinner and presentations on Sunday evening. Places cost £50 per person and each individual has to raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship. This includes all accommodation and meals over the weekend plus any specialist equipment and full support with experienced activity instructors.
Chief executive of Children Today Charitable Trust Ben Partridge said: “This event is a great opportunity for both businesses and individuals across the North-west to get together as teams and tackle an adventurous activity weekend while raising money for families that need our support.”
Tony Kelly said: “I’m privileged to have been asked to represent both BWFC and the PFA at what should be an exciting weekend of fun and laughter while raising money for a wonderful cause.
“You never lose your competitive edge and this event is no different. I’ll be going there to make sure my team wins! If I don’t manage to get the win, as long as I beat Super John I’ll be happy!”
To find out more call Elizabeth Oakes on 07990 510325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.childrentoday.org.uk