FAMILIES are being invited to a special charity football match to help those living with Parkinson's disease.

Carefound Home Care in Wilmslow is organising its 'Kick4Parkinsons' event, which will take place at Macclesfield FC's Leasing.com Stadium next month.

The match on Sunday, July 14, will see a team of carers from the home care company taking on Macclesfield Ladies FC in aid of Parkinson's UK.

Food and drink will be available from the club bar, while prizes donated from Manchester United, Macclesfield FC and local businesses will be raffled off. 

Sarah Vickers, the recruitment and community manager at Carefound Home Care in Wilmslow, said: "We're really excited to be bringing the local community together at Kick4Parkinsons in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

"The day promises to be filled with fun and laughter and our carers have been pushing themselves to prepare for the match.

"At Carefound Home Care we have cared for many families affected by Parkinson’s and we’re proud to be supporting such an important charity.

"Hopefully we can bring as many people together as possible to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s UK."

All are welcome at the event on July 14, with gates opening at 12.30pm ahead of the scheduled 1.30pm kick-off.

All money raised will go to Parkinson’s UK, and Carefound Home Care are requesting a minimum donation of £5 for tickets.

Ticket donations can be made at the gate on the day or by contacting the team via email at wilmslow@carefound.co.uk or by calling 01625 326470.

Kirsty Berrigan and Rebecca Landolt, the heads of community fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: "We are so grateful to Carefound Home Care for organising Kick4Parkinsons for Parkinson’s UK.”

"With more than 40 potential symptoms, Parkinson’s can devastate lives. We’ve made huge breakthroughs in the last 50 years, but there is still no cure and current treatments are not good enough.

"We hope that this fundraising event inspires you to get involved with Parkinson’s UK.

"There are lots of ways for you to get involved and support us - from volunteering at an event, to campaigning for better services. Without the generosity of people like you, our work would not be possible."