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Superstars out in force for Street Soccer gala night

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Sir Alex Ferguson was amongst those who helped raise a bumper sum for the Scottish charity

Footballing royalty turned out to help raise funds for a Scottish charity.

Street Soccer Scotland held its first fundraising dinner this week: with Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and ex-Scotland manager Craig Brown amongst those in attendance.

Earlier this summer, the charity picked up the top prize at the SCVO Scottish Charity Awards – with the organisation recognised for delivering a range of football related programmes to people struck by issues such as addiction and homelessness.

The event at the Glasgow Hilton raised a stunning £140,000 for the charity, who were praised by guest of honour Sir Alex.

He said: “Football touches the lives of many people - and while I’ve had the privilege of experiencing it on its highest stage, I know all about the positive impact it can have at every level.

“The work Street Soccer Scotland delivers across Scotland every day shows improvements to the physical and mental health of those playing, and that is something that must be encouraged, supported and embraced by everyone.”

Other star guests who attended the gala included comedians John Bishop and Gary Tank Commander, Sir Tom Hunter, Northern Ireland football manager Michael O’Neill and The Voice winner Stevie McCrorie.