Monday, 2 April 2012


An evening of laughter and entertainment in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is promised at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring, this May.

The team behind the hugely successful Night of All Knights charity night in 2008, which raised an incredible £185,000, is hosting a glamorous fund-raising dinner with entertainment provided by comedian and impressionist Bobby Davro and former football player, manager and pundit Ron Atkinson.

One of the first guests to pledge support by attending the dinner is Sunderland AFC manager Martin O’Neill and event organiser Michael Roseberry hopes the evening will be a very memorable one, calling the event Another Night to Remember.

Michael says: “We’re planning an evening which we hope will live long in the memory of all our guests and we’re thrilled that Martin will be attending.

“After the success of the Night of All Knights it’s always been in our minds to host another charity night for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. That was an amazing evening and featured Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Mick Hucknall and, of course, Sir Bobby Robson.

“This time we thought we’d do something a bit different and comedy seemed to be the obvious choice. Bobby Davro brings the house down wherever he performs and we’re over the moon that he’s agreed to take part.

“The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is a cause which is close to my heart and the timing feels right to hold another event to help out.”

This week the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation announced it has broken through the £4 million fund-raising barrier.

The charity funds projects within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that directly benefit cancer patients from across the north east and Cumbria, and which contribute significantly to research into the disease.

Pauline Buglass, head of fund-raising for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation says: “We’re so pleased that Michael is hosting another night in aid of the Foundation. He raised an enormous amount of money for the charity last time round and created an extremely special event.

“No doubt Another Night to Remember will be equally special and with Bobby Davro and ‘Big Ron’ on the bill I’m sure it will be extremely funny too.

“Bobby was a great favourite of Sir Bobby and it’s the second time he’s been kind enough to support the Foundation.

“When he performed at St James’ Park at the dinner Newcastle United held for the Foundation in 2008 he had everyone, including Sir Bobby, in stitches. I’ve no doubt Another Night to Remember will be just as enjoyable.”

Another Night to Remember will be hosted by ITV’s Philippa Tomson and held at Rainton Meadows Arena on Friday 11th May 2012.

Tickets are on sale now priced from £1,080 for a table of 12 and include a champagne reception, four course dinner, auction, comedy and music. Dress code is black tie and premium seating and sponsor packages are available.

For further information or to reserve a table please call 0191 584 8630

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