The only way was Walsall College for TV personality, James Argent, from ITV2’s ‘The Only Way Is Essex’. He visited the Ofsted outstanding college on Thursday 27th April to help promote a celebrity charity football match set for May at Walsall Football Club.
James, along with a host of other celebrities including former boxer Joe Calzaghe, EastEnders actor Jake Wood and former England footballer Wayne Bridge will be playing in the game, with television personality Katie Price and Coronation Street actor Shayne Ward managing the two teams.
The Smiling Saddlers v Compton Wolves match is taking place at the Banks’s Stadium on Saturday 13th May in aid of the ‘Smile for Joel’ and Compton Hospice charities.
All proceeds raised from the event, organised by Sellebrity Soccer and sponsored by Tile Choice, will be split equally between the two charities.
Walsall College Travel and Tourism Lecturer, Suzi Richards set up Smile for Joel in memory of her son, Joel Richards, who was also a former student at the college, dad and brother, who tragically lost their lives in the 2015 Tunisia terror attack.
James said: “It’s an honour to be asked to play in the team as it’s for two great charities which touch many hearts. I’m looking forward to seeing people around Walsall turnout on the day and make it a great atmosphere.”
Smile for Joel aims to support and help families who are victims of traumatic bereavement.
Suzi Richard said: “We are extremely grateful to James and all the other celebrities who have confirmed their attendance at the match. We are hoping to raise a lot so we can continue to help other families in similar situations to ourselves. If anyone hasn’t bought their tickets yet I would encourage them to do so as it will be a great family day out in aid of a good cause.”