Lampard and Cole excited ahead of England Footballers Foundation charity tournament

The EFF Charity Cup takes place in November at London's Soccerdome for the second year running, and sees celebrities and football legends helping teams raise money
Celebrities and football legends, including some of the current England squad, will be helping out at a charity tournament for the England Footballers Foundation in November.

The EFF Charity Cup will see 16 teams coached by various celebrities and former footballers take part in a tournament at the London Soccerdome, next to the famous O2 Arena, to raise funds for charity.

England duo Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard went to last year’s inaugural tournament and are hoping for a similarly successful event this year.

“Last year’s event was a great success,” said Cole. “This year we are looking forward to seeing familiar faces and new challengers to compete for the 2012 EFF Charity Cup.”

The EFF was launched in 2007 and has raised over £2.5 million for charities including Children’s Hospices UK, WellChild, the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK and the Professional Footballers Association charity initiatives.

Chelsea and England midfielder Lampard believes such events are important because it gives people a chance to meet sporting greats while also providing a great platform for fundraising.

He said: “Not only will it be another fantastic evening of football and entertainment but importantly it will raise vital funds for good causes.”