Regional airline, bmi is kicking off the weekend as the official sponsor of Heart’ charity football match on Sunday 20 May at Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City Football Club.

The match has scored a host of participating celebrities from Corrie, EastEnders, The Only Way Is Essex and Bristol City, to take part in a game to raise funds for a number of West Country children’s charities.

Amongst the famous faces to take to the pitch are Kerry Katona, Katie Price, Lee Latchford-Evans (Steps), Jake Wood (EastEnders), Shayne Ward (Corrie/X Factor) Calum Best ( TV star, model and footballer), Jamie Argent AKA ‘Arg’, Dan Osborne; (TOWIE) ,Scott Murray, Louis Carey and current head coach, Lee Johnson (Bristol City Legends) Dean Edwards (TV Chef), Dean Gaffney (Soap Star), Danny Boy Hatchard (Soap Star), Sam Bailey (X factor), MC Harvey (So Solid), Simon Webb (Blue), Jimmy Constable (911), Jeff Brazier (This Morning), Liam Gatsby (Towie), Dan Edgar (Towie), Alex Beattie (Love Island), Matt Lapinskas (Dancing on Ice), Jay James (X Factor), Jamie O’Hara (Celeb Big Brother), Terry Alderton (Comedian) Paul Konchesky (Ex Pro) and Alex Russell (Ex England Player).

The event now in its third year, is like no other match, this is where ‘selfie’ meets ‘football’ –  with families and fans getting the opportunity to meet the players after the game.

Antony Price, Director of Marketing and Customer from bmi said: “We were delighted when the opportunity arose to be the official sponsor of the Heart Radio charity football match at Ashton Gate.  Bristol is our largest hub, so this was a great chance to give something back to the community that has supported bmi for many years and lend our support towards another local charity.”

In addition to sponsoring the game, bmi will also be giving away flights in a competition during the match.  T&Cs apply.

Global’s Make Some Noise was created by Global, the media & entertainment group, it helps youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity and gives a voice to small projects across the West Country and UK, in April giving 2.5 million pounds.

Global’s Make Some Noise unites some of the country’s best-loved radio stations – Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold – to award grants and to give a voice to these projects.

bmi operates a number of routes out of Bristol to cities such as Paris, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Gothenburg, Brussels and Aberdeen.  The airline’s fully inclusive pricing means that all fares include 23kg of hold luggage, allocated seating and complimentary in-flight drinks and snacks.

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