Former Premier League stars Trevor Sinclair, Paul Dickov and Shaun Goater were among the famous faces who turned out for a charity football match on Sunday afternoon, helping to raise money for families affected by the Bosley mill explosion back in July. The match, hosted by Macclesfield Town at their Moss Rose ground, saw a team of local villagers take on a team of ex-professional players. The village team included Edward Bailey, son of Dorothy Bailey, who died in the disaster. July’s explosion also claimed the lives of Derek Moore and Will Barks, while a fourth mill worker, Jason Shingler, officially remains missing. A further fifty workers at the mill have subsequently been made redundant. The game was able to raise in excess of £35,000, which will be donated to the Bosley Disaster Appeal Fund. “The community has always been together,” said match organiser Keith Innes. “Anybody will give anything for each other, but this has really cemented exactly what it is like to be from Bosley.”
A charity football match has raised more than £35,000 for families affected by the Bosley mill explosion. Four workers were killed in the blast when a huge explosion reduced Wood Treatment Ltd to rubble in July. Former professional footballers, including ex-England winger Trevor Sinclair, took part in the game at Macclesfield Town. Organiser Keith Innes said: “The last few weeks have been tough, the heart of the community has been ripped out.” He added: “The community has always been together – anybody will give anything for each other – but this has really cemented exactly what it is like to be from Bosley.” Read more at bbc.co.uk.