Every summer, there are always a number of Celebrity Charity Football games happening throughout the UK. In the Summer of 2013 a group of celebrity football players, who had been playing at various charity events for many years, ended up at an event which Karin, now affectionately known as Team Mum, was volunteering at and helping to organise.
After the match, when the celebs & Karin were sitting & discussing the game, the subject of funding for such events arose. A number of the Celebs felt it wasn’t right that people attending were donating to charity events, unaware that some of those donations were being paid as fees to the organisers, celebs & venues.
Particularly for small charities & individuals who needed immediate help, it was felt no one should be taking a cut of the money raised. Celeb FC grew from that belief – Celebrities involved with them, play voluntarily to bring a showbiz feel to small UK events in aid of charity; this ensures that the charity or individual does NOT have to factor in for appearance fees or event organiser fees before they can even begin to think about an event.
In fact most of the events Celeb FC attend are to help people at the sharp pointy end of a crisis, and they have raised funds for disability aids & equipment, holidays for families with children who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses, foodbanks, domestic abuse charities, football clubs for children & other such important causes. They have also attended events just to create happy memories for families in difficult circumstances.
Celeb FC Celebrity players do not charge appearance fee’s & everything the team & support network do is voluntary; They rely heavily on their sponsors for things such as promotion of events ( Thanks to www.Rocoja.co.uk ) creating flyers, PR on social media and press releases for the charities.
The team have some really talented individuals playing for them, several of whom have played football before their various careers.
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