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Coventry City Legends help lend support for Help For Heroes

3 May 2014

Former Sky Blues household names to join a Legends XI to take on the Defence Medical Services to raise money for Help For Heroes

Coventry City legends will be giving their backing to UK military charity Help For Heroes with a Football For Heroes charity match at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday, May 4th.

Former Sky Blues icons Dion Dublin, Darren Huckerby, 1987 FA Cup winners Micky Gynn and Dave Bennett and former City skipper Lee Carsley will form part of a Legends XI which includes fellow houSehold names Alan Stubbs, Ugo Ehiogu, Matt Jansen, Michael Gray, Frank Sinclair and Maik Taylor going up against the Defence Medical Services.

A specially created family fan zone, before and after the game, will also be available which will see a number of Armed Forces-led activities taking place, while there will also be performances on the day from the Military Wives choir and military bands.

Tickets for the match can be purchased in advance for just £12 for adults and £6 for under 16s, with further discounts available for family and student tickets. For more ticket information visit www.footballforheroes.co.uk

Howard Wilkinson, Chairman of the League Managers Association, which is upporting the event, said: "The League Managers Association are proud and delighted to support such a fantastic event in Football for Heroes.

"Our members feel the stresses and strains of standing in the dugout leading heir teams in to what sometimes feels like a battle, but obviously this is completely incomparable to the incredible work our servicemen and women do for our country, risking their lives to protect us on the real battlefield.

"We hope that by giving our backing to this event we can help raise significant amounts of money for Help for Heroes and the servicemen and women who need our help, and make the event a day to remember for all involved."

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