The game featured some fantastic former Tranmere players in Chris Malkin, Gareth Roberts, Andy Parkinson, Georges Santos, Andy Robinson and Kenny Irons as well as ex-Premier League stars in Frank Sinclair and Ade Akinbiyi. They were all fantastic alongside the superb supporters who made up the rest of the two squads.
It was a good game of football with Totally Tranmere taking a 2-0 lead in the first half through an own goal and a Matty Smith penalty. 7Waves came back strongly and inspired by Andy Robinson, they scored three goals to overturn the scoreline and take a 3-2 win.
The most important part of the day was the fundraising and we managed to raise a sum of around £3,500 split between Grow4Joe and 7waves with an attendance of around 250 at the match and then some fantastic money raised from a sporting memorabilia auction and raffles in the evening.
I must say a huge thank you to everybody involved. To all the pros who gave up their time to star in the game, all the supporters who paid a donation to play, all the people who attended to come and watch and buy auction lots and raffle tickets to help us raise a great sum, you are all stars. And of course big thanks to Adam Siddorn of 7waves who did a lot of organising for the event and obviously his team.
There is still a bit of fundraising remaining. We have DVDs of the match for sale including the full game, pre and post-match interviews with the star names (and Paul Harper) and a host of fantastic photos from the event. They are priced at £5 with all proceeds going to Grow4Joe and 7waves. If you’d like one, get in touch with Paul Harper on twitter @paulharper82 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.