A SPORTSMAN’S dinner hosted by former Sheffield Wednesday footballer and England legend Chris Waddle raised more than £3,000 for a leading city cancer charity.
The event in aid of Cavendish Cancer Care was held at Baldwin’s Omega and also welcomed former England player Howard Wilkinson who joined Chris for a question and answer session after dinner.
The evening also featured an auction of sporting memorabilia, including a signed Michael Vaughan shirt from the 2005 Ashes and a signed Wayne Rooney shirt from last year’s World Cup.
Chris, a patron of the charity, said: “I had a great time on the evening at it’s always good to put something back into the local community.
“Some of the questions took me back to some great times in my career and made me remember just how lucky I have been, which makes it even more important we all do something to support local people affected by cancer.”
Other famous faces at the dinner included Calendar’s weather presenter Kerrie Gosney, also a charity patron, and newsreader Duncan Wood.
Kerrie, who is taking on a trek to Machu Picchu this year to raise money for the charity, added: “I believe passionately in the care Cavendish provides and nights like this are vital in the current economic climate to keep the doors open.”