Sporting celebs take on MPs in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Tenth anniversary of Nicky's Whisper Charity Football Match, 21 May at QPR, Loftus Road, London, 10am.

Published on 10.05.13

Events and community, Fundraising

Celebrities and sporting stars including Gus Poyet, Omid Djalili, Alastair Campbell, Dalton Grant, Darren Campbell and Southampton FC defender Danny Fox are taking the field to help beat cystic fibrosis.

The Nicky's Whisper Challenge Trophy Football Match takes place at the home of Queens Park Rangers - Loftus Road - on Tuesday 21 May.

Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme, DJ Spoony and Daybreak Sports Reporter Gavin Ramjaun are also playing on the team alongside Cystic Fibrosis Trust supporters and David Brooks, who has cystic fibrosis and plays for the Colchester United disabled team. David’s ambition is to be a sports coach.

The celebrity Cystic Fibrosis Trust XI will be challenging the UK Parliamentary Football Club including MPs Steve Rotherham, Gregg McClymont, Ian Murray, Graham Jones, Mark Pritchard, Gavin Barwell and David Burrowes with more to be confirmed. QPR have kindly donated the use of their ground for free.

Phillip French, Manager of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust XI team said:
"The UK Parliamentary FC will have their work cut out in trying to beat the Cystic Fibrosis Trust XI, who have won almost every match. We have a great line up this year with the addition of a premiership footballer; the MPs’ job will be even harder!"

The Nicky's Whisper Challenge Trophy Football Match, sponsored by National Grid, is now in its tenth year. The teams are playing for the trophy in memory of Nicky West, who had cystic fibrosis and was a tireless ambassador for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Spectators are welcome in exchange for a donation. Email katie.burr@cysticfibrosis.org.uk for more details.

Singer Natalie Coyle will be performing on the day.