Footballing legends will back on the pitch in a special charity match.

Bury FC Legends will take on Totty Robbins FC  at Gigg Lane to raise funds for the MND Association in memory of former Bury midfielder Len Johnrose, who died with the disease in 2022 at the age of 52.

Playing will be former Premier League midfielder Dale Stephens, former Manchester United striker Dan Nardiello, Andy Bishop and former Bury Captain Nicky Adams.

Bury Times: Bury midfielder Len Johnrose died with MND in 2022 at the age of 52Bury midfielder Len Johnrose died with MND in 2022 at the age of 52 (Image: The Len Johnrose Trust)

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They will be playing against Totty Robbins FC, a Sunday League team formed in 2020 on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic to offer people a way of socialising and the team are encouraging local people to come along to support a very worthy cause.

The day will be raising funds to support those living with MND in Bury and across Greater Manchester. Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a fatal disease which affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.

The disease has sadly affected many people in the sport, including former Bury player the late Len Johnrose, former Forever Bury FC Chairman Dave Giffard who passed away last year and Denzil Hart OBE, who is currently living with the disease.

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Bury Times: Totty Robbins FC Chairman Armin Pishro Totty Robbins FC Chairman Armin Pishro (Image: Totty Robbins FC)

Totty Robbins FC Chairman Armin Pishro said “We aim to raise funds in memory of those who had MND and to support those affected by Motor Neurone Disease in the community.

“As charity fundraising has become a yearly event for us at Totty Robins, organising a charity match against Bury legends, especially when most of our team are Bury fans, was a no brainer!

“We are really excited to work with MND Association to make this a very successful event. We have already raised over £1,000 just through shirt sales. It will be a brilliant day and would encourage people to get involved and come down!”

The match will kick off at 2pm on Sunday, May 28 at Gigg Lane and tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £3 for kids and all are very welcome.

Fans can buy tickets online with Eventbrite and a separate donation page has been set up with JustGiving.