A popular TV star hit the back of the net with charity after lending his support to a Wolverhampton football tournament.

Nicholas Bailey, who played Anthony Trueman in EastEnders, was at Aldersley Stadium Dome yesterday (30 April) for the event, that was organised by the young people's charity Re-Entry and Wolverhampton North East Local Neighbourhood Partnership.

Volunteers for Crimestoppers, the only national charity helping to solve crime, were also at the event encouraging the 40 young participants to get some great advice from the website Type=links;Linkid=1655;Title=Fearless;Target=_blank;.

Nicholas was on hand to present the medals to the winners and runners-up of the football competition.

Certificates and medals were also donated by Crimestoppers and each young person who attended received a goodie bag of items promoting the website.

Jonathon Nelson of Re-Entry said: "This was a fun and hugely successful event that managed to raise awareness for the excellent work that Re-Entry do for young people in the city.

"It was also important to work with the charity Crimestoppers who help to get criminals off our streets by encouraging people to contact them anonymously.

Pauline Hadley, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers said: "Around one in three young people become victims of crime at some point. We are pleased to be able to help young people in Wolverhampton to have fun and to learn about their safety at the same time."

Bill Nicholls MBE said "We are delighted that Nicholas was able to take the time out of his busy schedule to support our event. His appearance provided some added inspiration for everyone who took part."

Re-Entry is a charity that offers activities and support to young people who are not in education.

  • released: Wednesday¬†1 May, 2013