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Select Bury XI Charity Match

8 April 2016

Select Bury XI v Celebrity XI to take place at Gigg Lane on Sunday 1st May 2016

Bury Football Club are delighted to announce that our next charity match, in association with Once Upon A Smile, will take place at Gigg Lane on Sunday 1st May 2016 with a 2pm kick off.

The game will feature a selection of former players such as Andy Bishop, Brian Barry Murphy, Lee Bracey, Jamie Hoyland, Chris Brass, and Dave Flitcroft to name just a few. They will be taking on a host of famous celebrities such as Danny Miller from Emmerdale, Jake Quickenden from The X Factor, Cell Spellman from Radio 1 and Nico Mirallegro from My Mad Fat Diary and Hollyoaks. 

More names are due to be added over the coming days and weeks leading up to the game. 

Turnstiles on the day will open from 1pm and refreshments will be available throughout the day. 

Tickets are priced at £4 for adults and £2 for under 17s. 

A family ticket is also available and is priced at £10. This includes 2 adults & 2 juniors. 

Bury FC season ticket holders will also receive a discount of 50%!

You can book your tickets online by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can book your tickets by calling the Commercial Team on 0871 221 1885 (Option 2). 

Tickets are also available at the Club’s Retail Shop and Ticket Office. 

A limited number of mascot places are available to lead the teams out on the day. We ask all mascots to raise a minimum sponsorship of £30. This will be split between the two charities. 

Mascots will receive a t-shirt memento of the day and will meet all of the players prior to leading them out on the pitch. 

For a mascot application please email

The game will be raising funds for Once Upon a Smile and Bury FC Community Trust.

Once Upon A Smile are a local charity that provide much needed support to families that have suffered the loss of a loved one. You can find out more about what Once Upon A Smile do by visiting their website here

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