Gaskells are heading to Prenton Park, home of Tranmere Rovers in October, to lend our support to the James Bulger Memorial Trust.
This year marks 25 years since James’ death, and a huge celebrity football match has now been confirmed, which will be raising money for the charity set up in James’ name, along with Tranmere Rovers Football in the Community Trust.
Gaskells will be shirt sponsors on the day, for a match which will see a host of celebrities from the world of sport and small screen take to the pitch and dugout, in what will be a friendly match, but we ARE expecting to see some competition!
Among the names providing the fancy footwork are Jake Wood, who played Max Branning on Eastenders, TV Personality Calum Best, Current CBB housemate and TOWIE star Dan Osborne , Wirral lad and Tattoo Fixer Jay Hutton, Dean Gaffney, and many more. Also, what a man to have on board too, already confirmed as one of the team’s managers is Liverpool legend Roy Evans.
Gaskells Commercial Director Denise Banks said “We’re incredibly honoured to once again be supporting the James Bulger Memorial Trust as a sponsor, for what I’m sure will be a fantastic day. It’s a great line up, and massive kudos to all the celebs who’ve pledged their support. We’re proud to say our name will be on the team shirts, so keep your eyes open for us, and we hope this game will be a sell out, to raise as much money as possible for what is an incredible charity.”
Once again, we’d like to say how proud we are to work with the James Bulger Memorial Trust. We don’t need to remind you of James’ story, as it sent shockwaves not just across Liverpool, where our head office is based, but around the whole world. Since James’ death 25 years ago, the work James’ mum Denise, her husband Stuart, and the rest of the family have done and continue to in James’ name is absolutely incredible…..and they do it all with such dignity. Denise set up the James Bulger Memorial Trust to provide holidays for children who need a break, but also so James would be remembered in a positive way, and we’re incredibly proud to have supported the Trust for a number of years now.
For the third year running we’ve supported the Kidsfest event in Liverpool’s Stanley Park, which again raises money for the Trust. Despite the great British weather, hundreds of people turned up to see a great show, so we’re hoping for another great turnout at Prenton Park in October.