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Carr Clash: Alan Carr and dad Graham team up for charity football match in Northampton

Comedian Alan Carr has teamed up with his father and club legend Graham Carr in a charity football game at Northampton Town's stadium.

Sixfields Stadium hosted the match on Sunday afternoon in aid of Wellingborough charity 'Niamh’s Last Step' which raises money for research into Neuroblastoma – a rare cancer that mostly affects young children and babies.

The father and son managed one of the teams involved, while Katie Price, Kerry Katona and Shayne Ward were in the dugout for the other team.

Graham Carr previously managed the Cobblers and is currently an Associate Director at the club.

The game was watched by a crowd of 3,735.

Celebrities from the worlds of music and TV took part. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Although football was never really my thing, I have a lot of memories of spending many an afternoon at the County Ground when my Dad was manager of the Cobblers," Alan said.

"The Cobblers have obviously been a huge part of my family through my Dad."

Graham Carr (right) won Division Four manager of the year in 1987 while at Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Club Chairman Kelvin Thomas said he was delighted Alan was involved:

"We're very proud to have staged this game in Northampton and to able to raise funds for a fantastic Northamptonshire charity.

"It's been great getting to know Graham, and Alan is very much a Northamptonian of course having grown up in the area."

Alan Carr is heavily involved in fundraising for research into Neuroblastoma, and is currently Patron of the leading UK charity leading the fight against the disease.

"We're delighted to see that our Patron, Alan Carr, is supporting this fabulous celebrity football match raising funds for Niamh's Next Step," a Neuroblastoma UK spokesperson said.

"All proceeds from the event will fund more neuroblastoma research giving hope to children with neuroblastoma and their families. Neuroblastoma UK will be working alongside Niamh's Next Step to allocate the funds raised to suitable research projects."

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Some of the celebrities who took to the field included Calum Best, Shayne Ward, Jake Wood, Dean Gaffney, Antony Costa, Sam Bailey and James Argent.