A CELEBRITY crown green bowling event featuring Johnny Vegas will return to St Helens this summer.

When and where will it take place?

The event will once again take place at Ruskin Leisure, St Helens on Saturday, August 13 from 1pm.

It will be organised by The Steve Prescott Foundation, along with Woolyback Productions.

Titled, the Barton’s Pickles Johnny Vegas Celebrity Bowls, entrants will compete for the Lol Pennington Memorial Cup.

Sixteen celebrities from the worlds of showbiz and rugby league, will team up with members of the public, who will bid to play with their favourite celebrity on Twitter auction that will start via @StevePrescott1 account on Monday.

St Helens Star: Actress Sue Johnstone competing last yearActress Sue Johnstone competing last year

Celebrity Auction

Each celebrity will be auctioned off over a five day period starting on Monday, July 4 with the highest public bidder getting the chance to play with the celeb.

This year's line-up is yet to be confirmed but last year saw the likes of England international footballer Conor Coady, actress Sian Gibson, Royale Family star Sue Johnstone and Coronation Street's Jude Riordan attend.

What Johnny has said

Johnny said: “I am delighted that once along we can renew rivalries that we never knew existed in memory of my father!

“We have a great line up with more entertainment for all including the After Party.

“It is also the time to remember the great man Steve Prescott and continue his great legacy!  “This year, we are giving every community or charitable group within the borough of St Helens the opportunity to promote their cause by allowing them free space around the Cricket Pitch for them to bring a gazebo or stall!

St Helens Star: Action from last year’s event at RuskinAction from last year’s event at Ruskin

“We feel it’s vital for everyone in St Helens to know what’s going on and hope the Barton’s Pickles JV Bowls will be a perfect vehicle to highlight all the great and good happening within our amazing town”

“The Barton’s Pickles JV Celeb Bowls is a free to enter event with family fun for all. A donation on entry will go towards The Steve Prescott Foundation; only the After Party has an entrance fee of £10.”

Family fun day

Martin Blondel from the Steve Prescott Foundation said: “We would like to thank Johnny Vegas, Woolyback Productions and Barton’s Pickles for once again supporting the SPF during these tough times.

“We can promise the general public that this will be a family fun filled day!

“We have the fantastic Face2Face Agency, Ponts Fun Fair with kids rides and inflatables, the 99th Garrison with Star Wars Characters, Donkey Rides along with CBEEBIES Mega Star Hacker T Dog plus lots on more to entertainment for all.

“St Helens finest vocalist Tom Loughlin and Haydock Brass Band will provide a carnival atmosphere whilst the bowls are in play!”

’After bowls party’

The after bowls party, staged in the Percival Suite will have include a host of artists.

St Helens based musical talent Ash Welding, Jack Bennett and The Bathtub Gin Band will be joined by folk singer Amelia Coburn and UK tribute The SouthMartins!

The evening will be hosted by Tom Loughlin who will also entertain with songs from stage and theatre.

Entry is £10 and can be purchased via steveprescottfoundation.co.uk/shop and is strictly limited to 150.

There are a limited number of stall pitches available to companies at £20.

For stall bookings or further information contact Martin Blondel on 07971792859 or email info@steveprescottfoundation.co.uk