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Carl Ikeme charity 24-hour penalty shoot-out challenge - LIVE

By Nathan Judah | Wolves | Published:

A 24-hour penalty shoot out is currently taking place at Molineux to raise money for charity after Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Steve Bull takes part in Carl Ikeme 24 hour challenge

It was opened at 10am this morning and will continue through until 10am Saturday as Wolves kick-off their 2017/18 Championship campaign.

Organised by the club and fan Steve Plant – who is known for his sell-out book They Wore The Shirt – the event will raise money for the Cure Leukaemia charity.

Club legend Steve Bull kick-started the event with fans invited to try their luck at a penalty paying £5 for three shots.

A 'top bins' challenge – similarly to the one on Soccer AM – will give fans the chance to win a certificate and the chance to take a penalty at a future game.

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Anyone wanting to take part will be asked to text CARL24 £5 to 70070, the money will go straight to the charity, they will receive a message and just have to show it upon arrival.

The penalty challenge will not take place on the Molineux pitch but inside Wolfie's Den inside the Stan Cullis stand.

Children are welcome to attend and take penalties as long as they're accompanied by an adult.

Organiser Plant said: "On a personal level I got to know Carl really well when I was putting the book together.

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"He was one of the first to have a copy and I've got to know him. That's why it hit me so hard. He'd become a friend rather than a player. That was why I wanted to get involved.

"When the fans started saying is there something we can do that's when it all started. I was approached by fans on Twitter who wanted to do something and so emailed the club.

"I went in the next day and we picked the best ideas and that's where it came from. Within an hour it had gone from the shock of it to doing something about it."

Nathan Judah

By Nathan Judah
@njudah_star

Digital Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star

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