HOLYHEAD'S ANNUAL charity football match has once again been organised to help raise money for a very worthy cause.

From 6pm on October 26, a Holyhead select XI will take on an Anglesey XI at Holyhead Hotspur's New Stadium as players, fans and friends come together to raise money for the Walton Centre Hospital in Liverpool.

Organiser Kurt Williams, 21, explained that the reason for raising money towards that particular centre was down to the care they have shown towards one of his close family friends who has a brain tumour.

"My mum's best friend's daughter, Elena Lavelle, has been at the hospital for some months now and the care they have given her has been amazing," he said.

"Now, we want to give back to the staff at Walton and we are hoping that we can raise as much as £10,000 during the event."

Kurt, who has suffered with an injury that has kept him out of the game for nearly four years, says he was "gutted" when his initial event on August 26 was cancelled due to adverse weather.

He says that he "can't wait to get his boots back on" for the charity match and that the work put in by the hundreds of people involved behind the scenes each year makes the event "all worthwhile".

"The event has a positive impact on so many people's lives and show what the power of football can do," he said.

"It will be good to get my boots back on and give my all doing what I do best to make a difference to someone's life.

"I'm urging the people of Anglesey as a whole to come and support us - whether that be through donations or just coming to watch."

Other than the eagerly-anticipated match, there will also be mini tournaments held for younger players and a range of activities including face painting, raffles and live music.