Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 15.02.10IN THE wake of the Tyne and Wear derby, two of Sunderland FC’s former players are hoping to score another victory for one of the region’s charities.

Micky Horswill and Richie Pitt will be trading footballs for golf balls as part of a charity golf day, on May 11, in aid of Hope 4 Kidz.

The day, which will be held at Houghton Le Spring Golf Club, will give teams of four the chance to compete in a golf tournament on the club’s 18-hole, championship course.

“I have been involved with Hope 4 Kidz for a number of years now and the work they do is invaluable,” said Micky Horswill, former player and patron of Hope 4 Kidz.

“The golf tournament is a great way to raise funds for such an important cause, we need as many teams as possible to take part so that the charity can continue to support special needs children in the North East.”

The golf day will include a light breakfast, an evening meal and a Q & A session with the players along with a raffle, auction and a mystery door prize draw.

“Sunderland’s Former Players Association have supported Hope 4 Kidz on numerous occasions and we can’t thank them enough for everything they have done,” said Viv Watts, chief executive of Hope 4 Kidz.

“It’s a fabulous gesture to be nominated as the beneficiary of this golf day. It’s not only great for the charity but good fun for everyone who is involved too.”

Micky Horswill and Ritchie Pitt will be presenting a number of prizes on the day to the winning team, the best individual player and nearest the pin.

All proceeds from the day will go to Hope 4 Kidz. The charity work to help children and young people, across the North East, who suffer from severe illnesses or disabilities along with those facing poverty or abuse.

To enter a team of four, priced at £150, contact Hope 4 Kidz on 0191 534 7788 or email vivien.watts@hope4kidz.org.uk or Winston Young on 07752 849711 or email sfpawinstonyoung@hotmail.co.uk. Teams of all handicaps are welcome.