(From www.twitter.com)One of my highlights of last Summer was my first ever trip to the annual Les Mis vs Phantom Charity Football match. Held at Bromley FC - just outside of central London - it truly was a brilliant day full of fun, laughs, and one fantastic football match contested by teams representing two of the most iconic shows in the West End - all in aid of some amazing causes.
I am so excited that I will be returning to the event again this year! However, this years event - being held on Sunday 3rd August - will be particularly poignant as event organiser - Christopher Key - explains on the official match website:
"As many of you will know, our inspiration for starting this event, Melanie Oakley-Dow, sadly lost her battle with cancer at the end of last year. She is extremely missed by her family and all who knew her and Les Misérables is not the same without her. We will be playing this years match in her memory, hence our goal in making this years match the best one yet! As well as raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young, we will also be donating some proceeds from the day to Mel's charities, Macmillan Cancer Research and EllenorLions Hospices."
Events on the day, kicking off at 1pm, include a Family Fun Day - including Game stalls, face painting and a bouncy castle; performances by the stunning Carrie Hope Fletcher and the phenomenal Geronimo Rauch; the epic football clash itself (Kick Off 3pm) as well as half time entertainment including Sapphire Soul and a special performance in memory of Melanie, by the 4 Valjeans!
I can't speak highly enough of this event! I personally guarantee it will be a day to remember - and you will not regret buying a ticket!
Are you convinced yet? I certainly hope so!
You can get your tickets by going online at http://www.lesmisvphantom.co.uk/ You can also follow @lesmisvphantom on Twitter for all the latest updates on the event!
I'm going to be there - and I hope to see all of you there as well!
Signing off for now
Blue Eyed Girl Xxx