They went head-to-head against Hollyoaks actors including Tony Hutchinson played by Nick Pickard, Dirk Savage played by David Kennedy and Prince McQueen played by Malique Thompson-Dwyer.
The Hollyoaks stars went home the winners, beating the ex-pros 4-3.
The game was supported by volunteer sports events fundraiser John Gibson, and 12 children from the junior squash and racketball club at Leyland Leisure Centre. The youngsters volunteered at the game providing on-pitch ball support.
John said: “As somebody who supported St Catherine’s Hospice with sporting events for 10 years up until 2010 it’s a cause close to my heart as I know how much it supports people in the local community.”
Tony added: “We’ve been organising charity football matches to support the hospice movement after my sister Tracy stayed in St Margret’s Hospice in Taunton in 2012. Since then we’ve been raising fund and awareness of hospices, especially our local hospice, St Catherine’s. The care and support provided is remarkable.
“We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the match, the sun was out and everyone had a great time.”
A special thanks goes to Brendan Ainscough and Places Gym Preston for sponsoring the event, stewards from Blackburn Rovers and Shaun Lapworth, Helen and Peter from Bamber Bridge Football Club who helped with every aspect of the charity football match and Radio Lancashire for the coverage.
St Catherine’s donor development officer, Emma Jacovelli, said: “We’d like to say ‘thank you’ to Tony and everyone involved in The Beatles night and charity football match for raising an incredible £1,072.
“It’s only thanks to the continued support of people like Tony in our community that we’re able to provide our specialist care to people in Central Lancashire who are facing conditions such as motor neurone disease, cancer, heart failure and MS, helping them experience a good quality of life, and when the time comes, comfort and dignity in dealth.”