Amateur footballers will once again cross the white line at a professional ground to raise money for a good cause - and pay tribute to a former teammate.

The Plunkys All Stars Football Match - an annual event organised by Steve Plunkett, from Dereham - will see players take to the pitch at the home of Peterborough United.

The game at London Road will take place on June 1, and there will also be an auction featuring a number of prizes, including signed football shirts. 

Dereham Times: Peterborough United's home ground, London RoadPeterborough United's home ground, London Road (Image: Brain Tumour Research)

Mr Plunkett said: “Thankfully every year we have such a good time both on and off of the pitch whilst also having a good close match and raising lots of money for some very worthwhile causes. 

Last year we raised the most yet from one single game, £17,500, for Brain Tumour Research.”

This year's match is being held in memory of Mike Yorke, who regularly played in the charity game and died in December.

Mr Plunkett said: “He is sorely missed very much by all his family and many friends.

"He was a regular, and he will be so missed on the night by the players that knew him from the industry or from playing in the games over the years."

Dereham Times: A previous edition of the Plunkys All Stars Football MatchA previous edition of the Plunkys All Stars Football Match (Image:

The game will feature a minute's silence for Yorkie, and the number six shirt will be retired in tribute to him.

Last year's match featured a female player for the first time, Rachael Pearson, who used to play for Leeds United Ladies FC.

This year, the match will also feature Jodie Hopkins, captain of the King's Lynn Ladies FC.

The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House will benefit from this year's game. Based in West Norfolk, the charity provides care and support to those living with or affected by life-limiting illnesses.

Since 2014 the games have so far raised £71,500 for various charities.

Donations can be made online at