Sports bra brand Freya Active has teamed up with Cancer Research UK, England Netball and Sky Sports to organise an all-female star charity match to promote positive women’s health and raise funds for research into the nation’s biggest killer.
Two teams of celebrities will battle it out on court – including girl group Neon Jungle, DJ Gemma Cairney and Made In Chelsea’s Fran Newman-Young.
Freya Active, which has been in partnership with England Netball for four years, has supplied the training and match kit for the players.
Head of marketing Ann-Marie Manley said: “We’re really passionate about promoting positive women’s health and believe in the importance of women receiving the right support during sport.”
“We’re absolutely delighted to have teamed up with CRUK, England Netball and Sky Sports for this great event and we’re thrilled to have such great support from so many well-known celebrity names. We can’t wait for the match to take place,” she added.
Hosted by ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now!’ presenter Laura Whitmore, the celebrity netball match will be played on Wednesday, December 17 at The Olympic Village, Copper Box Arena, just before the International Netball Series is shown live on Sky Sports.
In addition to funding life-saving research, the match will spread the word that more than four in 10 cancers could be prevented by adopting a healthier lifestyle.
Teresa Hicks from Cancer Research UK said: “Our work never stops to promote positive women’s health and raise awareness about the risks of cancer. We’re delighted to have come together with Freya Active, England Netball and Sky Sports all of whom are advocates of this great cause. We are incredibly grateful to all these well-known female faces for making this event possible.”