A charity football match will bring together prominent Isle of Wight businesses and individuals – including MP Bob Seely starring in goal – all for a good cause.

The 11-a-side game will involve players from over 40 local businesses and will raise funds to aid Mountbatten’s vital services.

Organised by Ellie Moore, founder of Workwear Island – a local workwear printing business, the event is set to take place this Sunday (May 26).

Isle of Wight County Press: Organiser Ellie Moore, founder of Workwear IslandOrganiser Ellie Moore, founder of Workwear Island (Image: Contributed)

The match will kick off at around 2pm at Brading Football Club on Vicarage Lane.

Designed to break away from traditional networking formats, Ellie has curated an exciting day centred around camaraderie and community spirit.

The event promises fun for all ages, with additional attractions including a live DJ, inflatable football games for children, hot food and a well-stocked bar.

Attendees can also look forward to hearing from Mountbatten, who will take the stage to share their impactful work within the community.

Mountbatten holds a special place in Ellie’s heart, having provided essential support to her and aims to give back by raising funds to support their vital services.

Isle of Wight County Press: Trophy donated by Rob CapitalTrophy donated by Rob Capital (Image: Contributed)

Businesses taking part include:

Wight Glaze, Ryde Taxis, Bembridge Co-op, Birdham Bembridge, The Castle Inn (Newport), Football Fun Factory, The Wheatsheaf Inn (Newport), CB Decor, Garden Knights, Isle Build It, H.M Tiling, Lucas Glazing, Modern Landscapes, Call On Me, Island Tribe Magazine and L.Taylor Services. 

Ellie expressed her enthusiasm for the event, stating: “I'm incredibly excited to host an event that not only celebrates our local business community but also gives back to an organisation that has played a significant role in my personal and professional life.

“I'm dedicated to making this day unforgettable for everyone involved."

Islanders are invited to come along on May 26 from midday for a small donation, while children can attend for free.

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