Ex-Boro star and top comic join forces for Hartlepool fundraiser

JOINING FORCES: Former Middlesbrough footballer Dean Windass.

JOINING FORCES: Former Middlesbrough footballer Dean Windass.

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A TOP comic and a footballing favourite are joining forces for a fundraising dinner.

The Staincliffe Hotel in Hartlepool will be the venue for the event featuring former Middlesbrough player Dean Windass and comedian Stan Boardman.

JOINING FORCES: Comedian Stan Boardman.

JOINING FORCES: Comedian Stan Boardman.

The event is being held to raise cash for Stockton’s Butterwick Hospice.

Tickets are now on sale for their charity dinner in May.

The event has been organised by Butterwick corporate partner Brian Goodlad, managing director of Hartlepool Training and Employment Services. He hopes to raise £10,000.

He said: “It promises to be a great night. Dean should let us in on a few dressing room secrets and Stan will bring the house down as usual.”

I loved my time at Boro and get on great with the fans. I’ve a few stories up my sleeve which will be real eye-openers. What are they? You’ll have to raise money for the hospice to find out. Dean Windass

The dinner will be held on Friday, May 15. Tickets are £50 per head and tables of ten are still available from brian.goodlad@hartlepooltraining.co.uk.

The dinner will be hosted by former Tyne Tees and BBC presenter Paul Frost, who said: “I’ve worked with Stan before and even pinched a few of his jokes.

“He’s one of the best comics on the circuit. I’m really looking forward to hearing him.”

Dean said: “I loved my time at Boro and get on great with the fans. I’ve a few stories up my sleeve which will be real eye-openers. What are they? You’ll have to raise money for the hospice to find out.”