A HOST of celebrity faces have put their best foot forward to raise money for poorly youngster Guy Ryan.

Local football team Royal Mail Rovers went head-to-head with the All Stars Charity FC to raise cash to help six-year-old Guy, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was 12 months old.

The all-stars team team included Coronation Street stars Ryan Thomas who plays Jason Grimshaw and Alan Halsall who plays Tyrone Dobbs and former Sunderland footballer Michael Grey and brother of Ryan Giggs Rhodri.

This week Guy flew out to America for pioneering Proton Therapy following rounds of chemotherapy treatment and more than 20 operations in the UK.

The treatment, which is being funded by the NHS, will be carried out in a hospital in Oklahoma and the family hope it will freeze Guy's tumour, to stop it growing back.

To help the family, who have been relentlessly fundraising for the costs associated with the nine-week trip —and to allow them to be at his bedside — the football match was staged this week.

Playing at the Atherton Collieries Football Club on Saturday the two teams battled it out with the RM Rovers clinching a 2-1 win in a match that raised more than £2,000.

The money will go towards Guy's appeal, The Christie Proton BeamTherapy Appeal and Joining Jack.

Mum-of-two Michelle, aged 33, of Astley in Leigh said: "I am so overwhelmed by the support we have received, people have been unbelievably generous and it is very humbling to know that we have got amazing friends and family.

"The event was great and everybody who came really enjoyed themselves."

Event organiser Karen Trenbath said: "The money raised will help with further research for Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy and the new proton beam therapy centre and will hopefully raise awareness for both charities.

"Guy travelled to America this week for nine weeks so hopefully the funds raised for his appeal will go towards helping his family be with him at what must be a very stressful and worrying time."

In order to ease the financial burden on Guy's family a 'go fund me' page has been set up and the total stands at just over £9,000.

Any money left over from the trip will enable the family to make improvements to their home to give Guy a better quality of life with the facilities he needs.

To donate to Guy's appeal go to: www.gofundme.com/qpart3