A CHARITY football match in Cookley this weekend will raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The "England vs the Rest of the World" match will kick-off at Cookley Sports and Social Club at 2pm on Sunday (December 17).

A group of friends and family usually get together after Christmas to play a friendly football match - but this year, the group decided to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, after one of their younger players, Marcus Davis was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 23.

Organiser Keith Dalton said: "Sadly, in January 2017 my cousin, Marcus, was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer and continues to fight this disease.

"Therefore, this year we wanted to grow the event and raise funds for this amazing charity who do so much for young children in their hour of need - the Teenage Cancer Trust.

"We hope that Marcus will be able to attend on Sunday, but he is currently on his last round of his chemotherapy session and having a bad week."

Mr Dalton added: "The match has been named "Wannabees" England vs the Rest of the World - the reason behind this is the match originated for one of the players who lives in Thailand coming back at Christmas.

"Both teams will be in full kit with match officials. Our official match day sponsor is Hire It of Kidderminster, who have been extremely supportive of bringing this game together - in additional to this, the game is to be filmed by Sports Direct for their friends and family in the community."

Entry to the game is free, but a donation/raffle bucket for the Teenage Cancer Trust will be going round during the game.