A football pitch has been secured for a charity game following fears it would have to be cancelled.

Loughton Festival organisers launched an appeal earlier this month to find a field suitable for the match.

Debden Sports Club in Chigwell Lane has now stepped forward and offered its ground free of charge so that all funds raised can go to this year’s charity, Loughton Food Bank.

The game will be held as part of the festival celebrations on May 24 at 11am.