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Wheels are in motion for bus drivers’ charity match in Gedling this Sunday

Bus drivers from across Notts will step out from behind the wheel and onto the pitch on Sunday (11) when they take part in a charity football match.

The city’s two biggest bus operators Nottingham City Transport and trentbarton are hoping the game will raise cash for The Alzheimer’s Society.

The matches are set to be played at the Bill Stokeld Stadium, home Carlton Town Football Club on Stoke Lane in Gedling (NG4 2QS), who have very kindly donated their ground for free and will be opening their bar for refreshments throughout the afternoon.

Kick off for the women’s match will be 14:00, followed by the men’s match at 15:30.

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Tickets are £5 for adults, £2.50 for under 19s and free for under 5s, with all money going to The Alzheimer’s Society.

Tickets are available in advance from the NCT Travel Centre and online at www.nctx.co.uk/charityfootball and will also be available on the gate at Carlton Town on the day.

Anthony Carver-Smith, NCT Marketing Manager said, “After raising almost £4,000 for When You Wish Upon a Star through the charity football match with Hastings Magpies in May, our football team are keen to put their kit on again to raise money for another great cause.”

Jeff Counsell, trentbarton’s managing director, said: “It’s great that together trentbarton and NCT are helping the vital work of Alzheimer’s Society. We’re looking forward to two great matches, a cracking atmosphere and plenty of fun on and off the pitch.

“Our thanks go to the staff from both companies for giving their time to take part and for all the spectators too for their support.”

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