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The Barton’s Pickles Johnny Vegas Celebrity Bowls

The Barton’s Pickles Johnny Vegas Celebrity Bowls has once again attracted 16 celebrities from the World of Showbiz, Football & Rugby League, this will take place at Ruskin Sports Village, St Helens on bank holiday Sunday 27th August.

Leading the lineup is as ever Johnny Vegas who once again has took time out of his busy schedule to amass friends to support the event set up in Memory of his beloved father Lol Pennington who loved a game of bowls.

The celebrities are:

Johnny Vegas with showbiz friends Sam Aston (Chesney) Jude Riordan (Sam) from Coronation Street, Adam Fogerty (Lock Stick and Two Smoking Barrels) ex Footballers Peter Reid (pictured), Frank Stapleton and David Fairclough, Rugby League Stars James Roby, Louie McCarty Scarsbrook, former Rugby League Legends Paul Sculthorpe, Chris Joynt, Tommy Martyn, Paul Loughlin, Neil Holding, Leigh Leopards owner Derek Beaumont and inspirational Afghanistan War Hero Andy Reid.

All celebrities have been auctioned off and over £8000 has already been raised before a bowl has hit the crown green turf.

Martin Blondel General Manager of the Steve Prescott Foundation said “We are truly blessed to have great support from Johnny Vegas and all the celebrities, this has been enhanced by the phenomenal gesture from Taylor Bowls via Mark Thompson from Glassbond NW who have supplied the Bowls for this great event. This year we have expanded the Barton’s Pickles JV Celebrity Bowls Event to incorporate the Bespoke Funding St Helens Gala and the Handepay Community Engagement Day.

The St Helens Gala will stage five great Tribute Acts with 3 Top Class DJs over 1300 tickets have been sold with only 300 tickets left.

The Community Engagement Family Day has also been a huge success, 20 charities within the borough will advertise the great work they do and raise vital funds in the process.

Their will also be an Inflatable Arena, Wild Wings Birds of Prey Show, PM Reptiles, the Fifth Generation Star Wars Characters, Soft Archery and Bushcraft, the Ultimate Party People, Classic Car Show, and star of CBeebies the global megastar that is Hacker T Dog and lots more entertainment for all the family!”

Johnny Vegas said “I am delighted that once again we can renew rivalries that we never knew existed in memory of my father! We have a great Gala Festival line up with more entertainment for all including the inaugural Bespoke Funding Solutions Ltd St. Helens Gala Day, it is going to be a phenomenal occasion. It has always been our ambition to turn the Barton’s Pickles JV Bowls day into an event all the borough can get behind.

Bespoke Funding Solutions Ltd St. Helens Gala Day gives every community or charitable group within the borough of St Helens the opportunity to promote their cause, allowing them free space around the Cricket Pitch for them to bring a gazebo or stall! We feel it’s vital for everyone in St. Helens to know what’s going on and hope the Gala Day will be a perfect vehicle to highlight all the great and good happening within our amazing town.

Without the amazing support from sponsors like Taylor Bowls & Glassbond, we could not continue the great man Steve Prescott name and legacy and help those less fortunate than ourselves!”

Monies raised this day will go to The Steve Prescott Foundation who donate to its beneficiaries the Rugby League Benevolent Fund and The Christie’s Cancer Hospital Manchester.

The last few tickets for the Music Festival can be bought online at sthelensgala.com.