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Mo Gilligan, Traitors stars, Doc Brown and Andrew Johnson amongst line up for Palace Aid 2024, helping end youth violence in south London

Palace Aid, our annual charity match, is returning and tickets are now on sale! Palace fans will have the chance to witness celebrities and former players compete for the revered Palace Aid trophy and raise money to help end youth violence in south London at Selhurst Park on May 25th.


Comedian and Creative Doc Brown and Palace legend Andrew Johnson will captain a side each, full of celebrities and former players for our second charity match: Palace Aid and tickets are on sale now! 

AJ will look to avenge last year’s heavy defeat against Brown’s domineering side, all in aid of raising money to help end youth violence in south London. Profits will be divided between violence reduction charity Power The Fight and Palace for Life.

The game kicks off at 13:00* on Saturday, 25th May and tickets can be purchased here.

*subject to change due to the FA Cup Final kick-off time

Both squads will be filled with a variety of stars from the world of music, entertainment, comedy, and, naturally, Palace. Some stars include south London comedians Mo Gilligan and Chloe Petts, Paul, Harry, Diane, Ross, and Jasmine from this year’s BBC smash-hit The Traitors, former Palace players Wayne Routledge, Sean Scannell and Gary Borrowdale and many more recognisable faces from south London, Palace, and beyond.

Find the full line-up below – squads are yet to be finalised!

Comedian, Creative and Palace for Life Patron, Doc Brown, said:

“Anyone who knows me will be aware that I was a youth worker for nearly 10 years and have continued to support young people in any way I can since. Supporting Palace for Life has become as second nature as supporting Palace itself.”

Sadly one of the biggest issues facing young people growing up in south London, is the threat of being involved in or affected by violence.

The worrying statistics:

  • In the rolling months to 31 March 2023, the total number of knife crime incidents in Croydon DOUBLED to 1,120 compared to the previous year’s total of 543.
  • In 2022 and 2023, the number of race hate crimes averaged 863 per month, MORE THAN the average of the previous year.
  • 22% INCREASE in Met Police recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in London in the last year (up to September 2023).

Profits from ticket sales and donations will go directly towards ending youth violence in south London. Funds will be divided between Power The Fight, a charity dedicated to aiding young people impacted by violence, and Palace for Life’s initiatives aimed at assisting at-risk young people with steering away from paths leading to criminality.

  • Adults: £8
  • Junior (U16): £4

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

An Adult ticket costs £8, and the Junior entry (U16) is £4. All profits will be split evenly between Power The Fight and Palace for Life. Buy a ticket here.

Fans will watch the match from the views of Selhurst Park’s Main Stand from 2 pm on Saturday 25th May. On the same day, the Crystal Palace Beer Festival is also taking place!

If you can’t make the game but would still like to donate, please head here.

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