Footballers help to raise awareness

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Charity football matches are taking place in Hemsworth this weekend to raise cash for Breast Cancer UK.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare Ladies will be playing against a team of international female footballers and there will also be a men’s game featuring an appearance by Emmerdale actor Chris Chittell.

Lynne Heckler, event organiser, said: “The response I’ve had is unbelievable.

“I am doing this to raise awareness to men and women, both young and old, to always check their chests and breasts for any abnormalities as early detection of breast cancer is vital.”

The event takes place on Saturday, June 7 at Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy Sports Centre at 10.30am. There will be stalls selling refreshments .