A WYRE Forest fundraiser has organised two football matches to support a number of causes.

The games arranged by Rob Stride at Stourport Swifts’ Walshes Meadow on Sunday, August 11 should feature a string of ex-Kidderminster Harriers and Wolverhampton Wanderers favourites.

They will raise money for the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and for former Harriers legend Jon Purdie’s partner’s cancer treatment.

Karrie Michalczyk needs life-saving drugs which are not available on the NHS after cancer spread to her liver and lungs.

Rob said: “The day is also in association with Kidderminster’s HELP who will be in attendance to raise awareness for their charity which I am a volunteer for.

"I have also recently accepted the honour to be an ambassador for Birmingham Children’s Hospital who I have raised a lot of money for over the last 10 years.

“The fundraising day consists of two football matches which is Rob Stride’s XI versus Kidderminster Harriers Legends at midday and then Rob’s XI versus Wolverhampton Wanderers Allstars at 2pm.

“This has fitted nicely as it’s 30 years since the Harriers’ amazing FA Cup run which took them all the way to the fifth round before they narrowly lost 1-0 to Premier League West Ham United.

“Many of that squad will be in attendance, including Jon, Paul ‘Ocker’ Davies and Paul Grainger, and playing from that squad will be Delwyn Humphreys and Darren Steadman.

"The physio from that era Jimmy Conway will be there and we’re hoping legendary managers Phil Mullen and Graham Allner will be on the side managing.

“We don’t yet know the Wolves squad but at the game last year 1980 League Cup winner Mel Eves and former captain Jody Craddock were included.

“It stands to be a great day for fantastic causes.”

There will be live music from The Test Pilots and Hot Flush and various stalls plus plenty for the kids, including a penalty shootout, face painting and bouncy castle.

There will also be an auction with prizes including a signed Wolves’ shirt from the 2023-24 season and a Harriers’ 1994 replica shirt signed by the squad from that year.

There will be food to buy and a bar. Scott Jones will replicate his Harriers’ role as the announcer through the day.

Gates open at 11am and the day finishes at 6pm.

Pay on the gate is available but cheaper tickets, including family deals, are available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/legends-charity-football.

Kidderminster-based Rob recently launched his Goals for Good podcast series on YouTube.

He spoke to Purdie, who scored the long-range winner in the famous 2-1 FA Cup third-round win at Birmingham City in 1993-94, and Steadman in the first episode.

The second involved the charities Rob has been raising money for and future episodes should include the Wolves Allstars.