Bury AFC are set for a major fundraising match in May.

The Shakers’ phoenix club are putting together a legends side to take on Chester at the 1885 Arena on Friday, May 15.

The event will mark a decade since Chester’s reformation while also helping get the ‘new Bury’ up and running with the match raising money for both clubs.

Bury AFC are waiting on news of their application to the North West Counties League with the future of the Gigg Lane club after expulsion from the EFL still up in the air.

Those behind the new team have always insisted they are a “last resort” to ensure there is football in the town next season.

Plenty of questions remain about what form the Shakers will take come August meaning the phoenix club are pressing on with their plans, including fundraising.

“When Chester first approached us about the possibility of a fundraising game, the Bury AFC leadership team were instantly enthused,” David Triggs, a coordinator with Bury AFC, said.

“Following the fundraising success of our own legends game at Radcliffe back in October, the opportunity for Bury fans to see these players turn out in a Bury shirt again is something we knew people would want to see.

“Additionally, the opportunity to work with another successful phoenix club has been a brilliant experience for us and we’re looking forward to hopefully raising lots of money for both clubs.”

Jeff Banks, Chester FC director of fan engagement, said: “This is going to be a very special night.

“At the turn of the year, I wanted to really stage an event for us to celebrate everything we have been through, from the rise of the phoenix in 2010, through to the current day – and no matter what happens at the end of the season, we've all been on a journey we can be proud of.

“This is every Chester fan’s chance to really celebrate what we've achieved here and in fan ownership in general as we stand together with Bury fans to help their plans.

“We can all resonate with Bury's situation – nobody wants to see a club go through what we went through, but it's happened again. What better way to support them than by getting the two clubs originally formed in 1885 together and having a match against one another at the 1885 Arena.

“It would be great for other fans, be it of fan-owned clubs or just football in general, to come and join us on the night to offer their support to Bury AFC.”

Squads are set to be announced in the coming days and weeks.

Tickets are priced adults £12, concessions and under 18s £7 with under-5s free. Any purchased before March 31 will have a £2 discount. They are available HERE

Kick-off will be 7.30pm.