Town legends Butcher and Burley go head-to head in the dug-out for charity

Last year' s charity match at Colchester United. Picture: GOODERHAM PR

Last year' s charity match at Colchester United. Picture: GOODERHAM PR - Credit: Archant

Two Ipswich Town legends will go head-to-head in the dugout to raise money for a Suffolk-based charity.

Terry Butcher. Picture: PA ARCHIVE

Terry Butcher. Picture: PA ARCHIVE - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

George Burley and Terry Butcher will showcase their managerial talents for the match at Colchester United in aid of the GeeWizz charity.

The friendly game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Sunday, May 20, is the brainchild of businessman Graham Parkin, who held a similar match last year.

Mr Parkin said: “Last year’s match was a memorable experience and fantastic that we did it to raise money for a local charity – Papworth Trust.

“This year, once again, players will pay for the right to play at a professional football ground with all money supporting GeeWizz – as well as money raised on the day through ticket sales and a raffle.”

Town's George Burley looks to unlock the Arsenal defence. Picture: OWEN HINES/ARCHANT

Town's George Burley looks to unlock the Arsenal defence. Picture: OWEN HINES/ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The last few places – both in ‘Team Burley’ and ‘Team Butcher’ - are still available for the game.

Former England captain Butcher, who is an ambassador of GeeWizz, said he was delighted to be playing such an active role in supporting his chosen charity.

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“It’s going to be fantastic being back in the dugout again and up against my former teammate George Burley,” he said.

“Knowing George as I do, he will want to win so it’s England versus Scotland, on the 20th of May, just like it was back in 1978 - and I’ll be looking for history to repeat itself as England won that match 1-0.”

Tickets on the day will be £5 for adults while children get in for free. To find out more, contact Mr Parkin on 07827 921023.

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