Raunds couple to hold celebrity football match to raise funds for stillbirth charity

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A Raunds couple whose son was stillborn are holding a celebrity football match to raise money for their charity which helps families who go through the same experience as them.

Chereé and Phil Goleby’s son Miller was stillborn at 37 weeks in January this year.

They decided to set up the charity Miller’s Stars as a legacy, helping parents affected by stillbirth.

Now they are holding a football match and fun day on July 17 at Raunds Town FC to help raise funds for their cause.

Chereé said: “The day is going to be incredible.

“Miller’s Stars (a team of Miller’s family and friends) will take on Celeb FC for the trophy which will presented by the mayor of Raunds.

“We also have stalls on the day, vintage vehicles and lorries/trucks for everyone to look around, children’s entertainment, food and drink and a huge raffle which will take place after the game.

“There will be a live DJ, a videographer from a professional club to film the game and a professional photographer on the day.

“It was, and is, a horrendous time as we struggle with grief and missing our beautiful son Miller.

“We set the charity up as a legacy for Miller and will be helping our parents affected by stillbirth by gifting memories to them.

“To do this we will help them purchase an item to remember their child in times when you can be struggling financially, having spent all your funds on the items you need to bring your beautiful baby home as you had expected.”

Celebrities appearing on the day include Channel 5’s Rob Lamarr, garage music legends DJ Pied Piper and MC Kie, ex-pro Shameek Farrell and model Josh Cresswell.

Entrance to the event is £3 for adults, with children free. Gates open at midday, with kick off at 1pm.

To find out more about Miller’s Stars or donate, click here.