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FC United are set to play in another benefit match later this month against a team of celebrities and ex-professionals to help raise money for 21-year-old Salfordian Chris McGuirk.

Chris has been paralysed from the neck downwards since dislocating two vertebrate in a freak accident whilst playing for Salford’s De La Salle RUFC in December 2005.

So far Chris has received a tremendous amount of support from doctors, nurses and physiotherapists but when he finally leaves hospital he will need specialist accommodation as well as specialist equipment and care to give him the opportunity to make the most of a very restricted life.

A number of well known local people have already pledged support for Chris including Ryan Giggs, Phil Bardsley, Rugby League legend Adrian Morley, British light middleweight champion Jamie Moore and actor Will Mellor.

The match will kick off at 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May at De La Salle RUFC. Expect a few surprises on the day as a number of ex-pros have pledged to turn up as well as actors from soaps including Coronation Street, Holby City, Hollyoaks and Where The Heart Is.

Visit www.chrismcguirk.net for more information.

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First Posted ~ 14:51 Fri 19 May 2006
News ID ~ 313
Last Updated ~ 17:34 Fri 11 Oct 2013