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Charity night of Teesside sporting legends

An incredible night of Teesside sport is in store when Boro legends John Hendrie and Craig Hignett are joined by athletics superstars Chris Tomlinson and Richard Kilty for a Sportsmen’s Dinner on Friday, April 7.

Organised by Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, the unique event will feature a combined talk by Boro heroes Hendrie and Hignett, respectively the scorers of the last league goal at Ayresome Park and the first at the Riverside Stadium.

On the same bill three-times Olympian Tomlinson, the former British long jump record holder, will be joined by the outspoken Kilty, the World 60m champion and 2016 Olympic finalist.

Hosted by Boro fan and radio regular Gary Philipson, the charity’s first ever Sportsmen’s Dinner is certain to be a memorable night of sport and banter.

All funds raised will go towards the Foundation’s FAST Fund – Financial Assistance for Sportspeople on Teesside – inspiring talented locals to reach the very top in their chosen sport.

Among those to have received FAST Fund grants are Paralympian footballer Matt Crossen, Olympic swimmer Aimee Willmott, international athlete Matty Hynes, Paralympic wheelchair racer Jade Jones and Middlesbrough powerchair footballers Jo McNicol and Owen Swift.

Taking place at Jury’s Inn, Middlesbrough, on Friday, April 7, tickets for the event are £49 each or £490 per table.

There is also a limited number of VIP tables available at £690 each, including a VIP drinks reception and meet and greet with Hignett, Hendrie, Tomlinson and Kilty.

To reserve seats, contact diane.w@teessidecharity.org.uk