A charity football match featuring former legends of the game will take place at Selhurst Park on June 1, organizers have announced.

The match is raising money for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital (GOSH) in London, and is set to raise over £15,000 for the charity with tickets on sale for footie fans who fancy watching on from the stands of CPFC's home ground.

It's being played under the title Goals 4 GOSH match and features bona fide footballing legends including Jimmy Bullard and Anton Ferdinand.

Actor Tamer Hassan and Comedian Omid Djalili will also be taken part, with the two teams — Flamingo Falcons and Palace Panthers — both named after different wards at Great Ormond Street.

The game has been organised by Jamie Groves, regional development director at Funeral Partners, who reached out to retired footballing friend Allan Cockram to get the ball rolling.

"Great Ormond Street has always been very special to me, with many of my friends and family being cared for by their wonderful staff.

"And being a part of the local community, it’s imperative to us at Funeral Partners that we support families and loved ones," Jamie said.

"It must have been particularly difficult for children in hospital being separated from their family over the past year due to lockdown restrictions.

"I hope this football match can therefore raise funds to help Great Ormond Street continue their hard work and make unwell children feel better again" he added.

The Palace Panther team was named after Crystal Palace and the Great Ormond Street Panther Ward, which cares for children undergoing ear, nose and throat operations, while the Flamingo Falcons team represents the hospital’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and outpatient department.

Jimmy Bullard said: "I’ll take any excuse to put my boots on, and what an amazing excuse. I really am looking forward to getting out on the pitch and having a great game of football with a few nutmegs, but most importantly, raising as much as we can in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity."

Tamer Hassan added: "I’ve always been passionate about fundraising, especially for our NHS. I enjoy raising awareness for wonderful causes and helping others.

"I couldn’t say yes quick enough when Jamie asked if I wanted to be a part of the Goals 4 GOSH match. He really has a heart of gold."

Anton Ferdinand for his part described the GOSH cause as "fantastic" and said he was "so grateful to have been asked to take part in. The aim is to help raise as much money and awareness as we can for GOSH. Jamie has done a great job putting this together."

There will meanwhile be an opportunity to serve as a ball child on the day by emailing goals4gosh@gmail.com with why you think you should be selected. 

Click here for more information and to get tickets.

The match is scheduled to go head-to-head on June 1, kick-off at 6:30pm