Former Chelsea captain John Terry leads the big sporting names who will take part in a FIFA tournament to raise £10million for the NHS.
The Aston Villa assistant manager is set to play at the inaugural NHS Charities Together Cup alongside England cricket star Ben Stokes, heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte and golfer Justin Rose.
Just as he did for the Blues, Terry will wear the captain’s armband and lead a team of three players going head to head with seven other teams in a bid to win the virtual competition and generate funds in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus.
Former Chelsea skipper will lead a team of celebrities at the FIFA NHS Charities Together Cup
Cricketer Ben Stokes is another big sporting name who will take part in a bid to raise £10m
Also featuring England rugby star Ben Youngs, the cause will go towards fighting coronavirus
Leicester Tigers and England rugby star Ben Youngs will also be involved, as well as athlete Jonny Brownlee.
The tournament will be streamed live online and is set begin on Monday – with Goals on Sunday presenters Ben Shephard and Chris Kamara hosting alongside Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness.
Fans are asked to donate a minimum of £5 to the cause, which is targeting £10m with a long-term goal of £100m, before voting which celebrities they would like to represent the eight teams.
Triathlete Brownlee said the cause is especially close to his heart as his parents both work as GPs, and revealed that his mother has only just retired but is volunteering to continue working and aid the fight against the deadly diseasee
‘My mum retired only last Thursday, after 35 years as a GP and 31 years at the same surgery.
Eight teams will go head to head in the virtual competition as stars seek to fight the virus
‘But she didn’t want to walk away with the health service stretched to the limit by a pandemic.
‘So she has volunteered to stay on and help out, doing what she has been doing for the last three decades.’
Boxer Whyte, who is currently locked down at his training camp in Portugal, also has a close connection to the fundraiser as his mother works in the NHS.
Golfer Justin Rose, left, will be involved, as well as Dillian Whyte, whose mum works in the NHS
‘My mum has been working for the NHS for a long time.
‘Ideally, I’d like her to stop working, but she likes doing it – it keeps her sane and busy. She understands that older people need certain care.
‘She believes if you do good then good will come to you and if it doesn’t it will come to your children.’
For more information on how to donate, go to: celebrityesport.co.uk