They were known for their fancy footwork and dribbling skills...
But two Sheffield footballing legends teamed up to show off a different side – when they took part in a bake-off to support a cancer charity.
Former Sheffield United star Tony Currie and Sheffield Wednesday’s ex-midfield dynamo Terry Curran held their very own tea party at Lynne’s Pantry Garden on Glossop Road.
They tried their hand at baking some cupcakes before serving up tea and sponge, all in the name of raising awareness and cash for Weston Park Hospital as part of its Time For Tea campaign.
Time for Tea is a fundraising initiative which invites people to host a tea party while raising money to support the work of Weston Park Hospital.
Last year, more than 150 tea parties were organised in support of the campaign, from small community gatherings to large scale corporate get-togethers.
Tony and Terry, who both banged in more than 100 goals for their respective clubs, put aside their rivalry to team up against cancer.
Terry said: “It’s a local charity, it’s in Sheffield. We both played our football in Sheffield, obviously Tony is Sheffield United, I’m Sheffield Wednesday, and if we can give our little bit of support for cancer, so be it.
“We love the fact the fans have that rivalry and a little dig at each other, but off the field we’re good friends. That doesn’t stand in our way.”
Tony said: “We’re trying to get people to have these tea parties and raise a great amount like they raised last year.
“I’ve been up here for 47 years now, an adopted Yorkshireman with a Cockney accent, but it’s lovely to be doing something for Weston Park again. We’re saying ‘get your teas made out and get some parties organised’.”
Terry added: “Last year Weston Park raised £2 million, if can help hit that target again it would be great.
“All these people who are involved in these charities give up their time and effort to get people aware of cancer and these tea parties, it’s not just for us it’s for everybody all over the country and across the world.”
n To sign up for Time for Tea visit www.timeforteaparty.com or call the Cancer Charity office on 0114 2265370.