a star-studded line-up from the world of music and sport is set to help charity fundraisers bring in the cash on Sunday.
Former Tadcaster Grammar pupil Lee Quickmire and his football team Fox FC have invited band Shed Seven and d’nile and former Spandau Balet star Tony Hadley to the Foxtonbury event at Tadcaster Albion’s Ings Lane ground at the weekend to boost funds for Help for Heroes and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Lee, who was also a member of the Wetherby Masters swimming club, said: “I did a charity swim and raised £2,500 for Marie Curie and my interest in helping charity stemmed from that.
“I went to a Marie curie hospice and saw the amazing work they do and then set up a football team with my friends, two years ago to raise money for them.
“In two years we have donated over £5000 to cancer care and in our third season we are now also supporting Help for Heroes as well as Marie Curie Cancer Care.
“We are a York-based football team but eight players are from Tadcaster so that is why we chose to stage it at Albion’s ground.”
Foxtonbury will have a host of attractions for the family including a fun fair, climbing walls, stalls, face painting, penalty target and much more.
And running through the day will be three football matches. The first up is York City Under-12s v Tadcaster Albion U-13s,
This will be followed by the Fox FC v an Arsenal Celebrity Team, with the likes of Ralf Little, Tony Hadley, Joe Swash, Sam Attwater.
Following that game a Fox FC XI will take on Past York City Players whose team includes Steve Tuttill, Ian Blackwell and many more famous City names,
“We played the City past players last year and lost to them 4-6,” added Lee.
“It was a great day and some great City past players came down and we are hoping the same names will come again.”
To enter the ground to see these matches and the fun day (from 9am-5pm), the cost is £2 for adults, under-15s go free.
Following the family day there is a ticket only after party with five local bands playing - Littlemores, Thatchers Bush, The SuperModels, D’nile (who played Leeds Festival) and there is a special acoustic performance by nineties chart toppers Shed Seven. Tickets for this are £10.
Lee added: “We raised just over £3,000 last year and are hoping to raise more this year.”