Postmen deliver against Emmerdale football team

York Press: James Hooton, who plays Sam Dingle in ITV soap Emmerdale, snuggles up to Lenny Bear, watched by Luke Roskell, front left, and the Emmerdale team who played a charity match for St Leonard’s Hospice James Hooton, who plays Sam Dingle in ITV soap Emmerdale, snuggles up to Lenny Bear, watched by Luke Roskell, front left, and the Emmerdale team who played a charity match for St Leonard’s Hospice

A TEAM of Yorkshire post office workers challenged the cast and crew of a national television soap to a kickabout, to help raise money for York’s hospice.

Members of the cast of Emmerdale took to the pitch against the Post Office workers at York Railway Institute yesterday, in an 11-a-side match to raise funds for St Leonard’s Hospice.

The match ended with a 3-1 victory for the Post Office, and raised at least £300 for the hospice Andy Day, manager of the post office team and club secretary of Acomb-based Sunday League team Marcia Grey FC, organised the event with sponsors law firm Pattinson & Brewer, who provided kits for the match.

Andy said: “I am so chuffed with the support we have had from my work colleagues, the Post Office, Pattinson & Brewer and, most of all, from the cast of Emmerdale, who have really entered into the spirit of the competition by putting up a brilliant team of players and supporters. We’re very grateful to them and Yorkshire TV for their involvement.”

Cast members taking part in the match included James Hooton, who plays Sam Dingle, and Luke Roskell, who plays Sean Spencer, while one member of the Post Office team has also spent time working as an extra on the series.

Jane Radcliffe, a partner at Pattinson & Brewer, said the company hoped to make the charity match an annual event.

“Andy has been our Bridge Street office postie for years, and his cheerful, positive approach has so impressed us that when he said he was looking for support for his worthy local cause, we couldn’t say no.

“It all went really well, better than expected, and there was a really nice atmosphere.”

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10:52am Mon 25 Feb 13

jenkil2001 says...

I am a bit surprised that only £300 was raised as the event was very well attended. It would have been nice to have seen more cast members, but well done to the Emmerdale cast and crew, sorry you lost.
I am a bit surprised that only £300 was raised as the event was very well attended. It would have been nice to have seen more cast members, but well done to the Emmerdale cast and crew, sorry you lost. jenkil2001
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2:01pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jade Hessay says...

Hi I'm one of the organisers of the event that took place. We raised I great amount off 2697.35. Regarding Emmerdale cast they all can't come due to other commitments they have and they are busy people ( I know this as I'm also an extra for Emmerdale in the woolpack and village/cafe). If they all could be there they would but I'm afraid they can't. It's was great day as great turn out from both sides.
Hi I'm one of the organisers of the event that took place. We raised I great amount off 2697.35. Regarding Emmerdale cast they all can't come due to other commitments they have and they are busy people ( I know this as I'm also an extra for Emmerdale in the woolpack and village/cafe). If they all could be there they would but I'm afraid they can't. It's was great day as great turn out from both sides. Jade Hessay
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3:48pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Simonavich says...

Well done to everyone. Yeah, slight misprint, just a 0 missing off the end of the £300!! Ha. I also think Royal Mail are adding to the monies raised :) Shame Jade didn't stay on the pitch longer, her replacement was carrying too much timber!!!
Well done to everyone. Yeah, slight misprint, just a 0 missing off the end of the £300!! Ha. I also think Royal Mail are adding to the monies raised :) Shame Jade didn't stay on the pitch longer, her replacement was carrying too much timber!!! Simonavich
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3:58pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jade Hessay says...

Yeah Royal Mail are. Ha thanks wish I'd stayed on longer. Always next year. Thanks again for all your support I know it was cold but great turn out. Thanks again to everyone.
Yeah Royal Mail are. Ha thanks wish I'd stayed on longer. Always next year. Thanks again for all your support I know it was cold but great turn out. Thanks again to everyone. Jade Hessay
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5:44pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Well done everyone. A great result for the Hospice!
Well done everyone. A great result for the Hospice! Garrowby Turnoff
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6:45pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Simonavich says...

Can I add a big thanks to the staff at York Railway Institute too, great job on the bar and in the kitchen :)
Can I add a big thanks to the staff at York Railway Institute too, great job on the bar and in the kitchen :) Simonavich
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7:07pm Mon 25 Feb 13

littlevoice says...

Well done everyone concerned, it was a great turnout on a cold day for a great cause. It has to be said that the Royal Mail no.14 was a great player and not bad looking chap either. ;D
Well done everyone concerned, it was a great turnout on a cold day for a great cause. It has to be said that the Royal Mail no.14 was a great player and not bad looking chap either. ;D littlevoice
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