Ipswich Town legends on their way to Bury

John McGreal, from Ipswich's last Premier League side, battles for the ball
John McGreal, from Ipswich's last Premier League side, battles for the ball
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Football fans will be lining up against – and alongside – a host of Ipswich Town heroes in a special charity match at Bury Town next week.

The ITFC Legends game is now in its third year supporting the Ipswich Town Academy and West Suffolk Hospital Charity’s Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign.

STAR TURN: Ex-England international and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant Keiron Dyer is set to return for this year's match

STAR TURN: Ex-England international and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant Keiron Dyer is set to return for this year's match

The who’s who of Ipswich Town favourites set to lace up their boots again on Sunday, April 17, include John Wark, Matt Holland, Kieron Dyer and Titus Bramble.

And the Forget-Me-Not FC squad, who have paid for the privilege of playing, will be managed by legendary Ipswich Town and England centre back Terry Butcher in the 3pm kick-off.

Dave Gooderham, communications manager at the Hospital Charity, said: “The two previous matches have raised around £10,000 and we are delighted to welcome back these incredible Legends for a third time at Bury Town.

“The games are always competitive but great fun for all the players as well as supporters who will get ample chance to have photographs and autographs with the Legends.

DAY TO REMEMBER: The fans' hospital team, managed by ex-Ipswich Town player Bryan Hamilton (far left) who took part in the 2014 event at Ram Meadow

DAY TO REMEMBER: The fans' hospital team, managed by ex-Ipswich Town player Bryan Hamilton (far left) who took part in the 2014 event at Ram Meadow

“The Hospital Charity would like to thank Ipswich Town, and especially Simon Milton, for their continued support and also Bury Town for once again being such great hosts.”

Butcher said: “I was delighted to be asked to manage the Forget-Me-Not FC and to lock horns with the likes of Warky and Milts (Simon Milton).

“I can assure everyone I won’t be coming to Ram Meadow to lose – so it will be a great occasion for both fans and players.”

In addition to seeing the Legends in action, football fans will also get the chance to see the stars of tomorrow when Ipswich Town Under-15s take on their Bury Town counterparts prior to the big game (12.30pm).

The charity is selling discounted ticket prices for the day with savings on adult, children and family tickets available from a special Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/West-Suffolk-Hospital-Charity-Appeal1

Tickets will also be available on the day of the big match with the gates opening at noon.