Niall Horan Charity Football Match!

One Direction singer Niall Horan will managing a team of celebrities in a charity match at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, next month.

The singer's side will be taking on former Derby County captain Robbie Savage's team in the charity match at the home of Leicester City Football Club, on Monday, May 26, at 3pm.

All proceeds from this classic football match will go to Mullingar based charity, Irish Autism Action (IAA) and UK Heart and Minds Challenge.

Confirmed and joining Niall on his team so far are: bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, Olly Murs, Robbie Fowler, Rod Stewart, Jason McAteer and ambassador for IAA Keith Duffy, with the full team line ups being announced by the end of this month.

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One Direction Charity Concert Performance

One Direction attended a charity screening of their 'This Is Us' movie as a four-piece earlier this week when Zayn Malik was struck down by sickness, leaving him unable to make it to the special day.

Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson surprised fans by performing an impromptu gig at the event, organised by Rays Of Sunshine who grant wishes for seriously ill youngsters in the UK.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' singers, who are patrons of the charity, jumped at the chance to team up with Rays Of Sunshine and bring some festive cheer, merrily sporting Father Christmas hats and spending time with some of the children.

1D meet 36 kids and their excited families, before joining them at a screening of 'The Is Us' and then launching into a short impromptu set including an acoustic rendition of 'What Makes You Beautiful'.

The charity posted plenty of cute snaps on their Twitter account, praising the kind-hearted lads for their charitable nature. “@onedirection you were unbelievable today! thank you so much 4 making wishes come true 4 so many inspirational children amazing ambassadors,” they wrote.

Harry, Niall, Liam and Zayn also held a Q&A session for the young fans after the screening, before meeting them and posing for pictures. All children attending were also a special bag full of Christmas goodies including a signed One Direction T-shirt, watch and two tickets to their 2014 'Where We Are' tour. 'Britain's Got Talent' band The Luminites were also on hand to meet and greet the youngsters.

One Direction are currently taking some well-earned time off over the festive period and appear to be getting ready to spend Christmas with their families in the UK and Ireland. Their concert movie 'This Is Us' is released this week, just in time for Directioners to scoop a copy before Christmas Day.

The 'Story Of My Life' singers also look set to hold the number one album spot during the Christmas week after the midweek chart update revealed 'Midnight Memories' is currently outselling this week's number one, Robbie Williams' 'Swing Both Ways'.

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One Direction Donate Toybox To Childrens Hospital

ZAYN MALIK'S mum arranged for her son and his bandmates to buy goodies for the sick kids in the oncology unit at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

Tricia Malik got her son and his bandmates to buy goodies for sick kids in the oncology unit at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

The gifts from the boys are expected to include toys, signed merchandise and dozens of VIP gig tickets.

It is the second year Tricia has persuaded the band to play Santa but their involvement was kept under wraps.

Dundee fundraiser Charlie Kean got in touch with Tricia to see if Little Things stars Zayn, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne could help out.

But Charlie said the toybox’s contents would not be revealed until Christmas.

He said: “It’s amazing they’re getting involved to help desperately ill children.

“Last year’s box was filled with toys but there were also signed programmes, merchandise and tickets.

“The array of emotions from the children that went to the gig was unbelievable. I don’t think they’ve ever been as happy or excited.”

Delighted mum Tricia said: “It’s amazing to be able to see what a big difference these toys and gifts are making to kids’ lives.”

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One Direction Wall Up For Charity Auction!

A wall signed by One Direction is being auctioned off to help fund cancer treatment for a Midlands youngster – and bidding has reached more than £5,000 in the first 24 hours of the sale.

Wolverhampton’s Liam Payne and his bandmates signed a wall at Free Radio when they visited the city.

With the station set to move to a new base in Oldbury within the next couple of weeks, bosses have decided to auction off the brickwork. They will be raising money to provide cancer treatment for four-year-old Kelli Smith, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma aged just three months.

She is currently in remission but after relapsing last year, she had to have surgery to remove three tumours. Doctors say she has a high chance of being struck with cancer again, so her family have launched a fundraising appeal for specialist treatment, which is currently available in America and Germany, but is not on offer by the NHS in England.

Kelli’s father, Tom Attwater, who is from originally from Pattingham, is terminally ill battling a brain tumour.

He said: “I think it is a fantastic gesture by Free Radio to help raise much-needed funds to help Kelli. I need to make sure that when I’m gone Kelli has the same opportunity as other children.”

The 70cm square section of wall has created a bidding war on Ebay, with the price reaching £5,200. Donations to the Kelli Smith Appeal can be made at justgiving.com/helpkelli

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