Jonny Phillips and West End Charity Football Club have raised £3,500 for theatrical charity Acting for Others in the first Big West End Walk which took place on Sunday 10 September 2023.
West End Charity Football Club is a charity football team made up of actors, singers and performers from London’s prestigious West End theatre industry. As well as some of the UK’s top performers, they also have an ever-growing list of celebrities and ex-pros who play for them to help raise money for some incredible causes.
The club started in 2019 after a supporters’ club wanted to play against a group of actors. After that game, the club was born, and went on to play many games up and down the country at friendlies and events.
Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities.
The Acting for Others charities are Actor’s Children’s Trust, Dancers’ Career Development, Denville Hall, Drury Lane Theatrical Fund, Equity Charitable Trust, Evelyn Norris Trust, SafetyCurtain, King George V Fund for Actors and Actresses, Ralph and Meriel Richardson Foundation, Dance Professionals Fund, The Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund, The Royal Theatrical Fund, Theatre Chaplaincy UK and The Theatrical Guild.
Many West End stars joined the team for the 14 mile route which toured 55 West End and Off West End theatres. With welcome pit stops hosted by Theatre Café, The Globe and The London Palladium.
The stars taking part included Bradley Jaden, Adam Pearce, J Richard Noel, Charlie Stemp, Joaquin Pedro Valdes, Rob Houchen, Adrian Hansel, Jon Scott Clark, Jonny Phillips, Sam O Rourke, Andy Rose, Ruaraidh Blackwood, Paul Isles, Paul Riddiford, Andy Rose, Jake Fisher and Hannah Ponting.
To sponsor West End Football Club for The Big West End Walk please follow this link: www.justgiving.com/page/westendwalk