A celebrity football match was held at the Bowers and Pitsea Football Club ground , Essex, hosted by United for Charity to raise funds for St. Luke’s, a local hospice. Ex West Ham and Spurs players were joined by stars from reality TV programmes such as Love Island, X-Factor, The Voice, Big Brother, The Apprentice, Britain’s Got Talent, Take Me Out and the soaps. Other actors and singers also took part. The celebrity team in blue lost 10-2, with actor Darren Luckin bundling over for their first goal and ex West Ham player Bertie Brayley scoring direct from the second half kick-off in three seconds, catching the keeper unawares. Prominent players amongst the celebrities included Che Chesterman (X Factor), Scott Robinson from 5ive, Danny Wisker (Big Brother), Jamie Reed (TOWIE), Harry Berry (Take Me Out), Sen Monro (actor), Ryan Green (The Voice), actor Tony Pasqua, rugby player George Kay (married to Kerry Katona) and Paul Manners (BGT) – briefly in goal and then running the line.
Lauren launched her book titled ‘Secrets of an Essex Girl’ in Southend on Sea, Essex, on Saturday 16 February 2013.
Lauren signing copies of her book