Cricket legend Geoff Boycott will speak up for Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Normanton Golf Club

Geoff Boycott.

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Cricket legend Geoff Boycott will be the guest of honour at a fundraising event for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The former Yorkshire and England batsmen will do a question and answer session about his illustrious career during a charity event at Normanton Golf Club and present prizes following a 22-team competition.

Fitzwilliam-born Mr Boycott, now a lynchpin of the BBC’s Test Match Special commentary team, will be at Hatfeild Hall on June 25

The 74-year-old is a supporter of the emergency charity, which has to raise £12,000 a day to keep is two helicopters flying.

One of Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) helicopters, based on the nearby Nostell Priory estate, is also expected to make an appearance - subject to emergencies.

The event is being organised by YAA pilot and keen golfer Capt Andy Hall.

He said: “We are delighted that Geoffrey Boycott has agreed to be our special guest and make the presentations at the end of what should be a great day.

“This is our first charity golf day at Normanton. It’s an opportunity to play golf on a superb course, network, promote your business and help us raise much needed funds.”

For more information about entering a team in the Stableford fourball and sponsorship opportunities please contact Andy Hall on 07415 950762 or email a.hall@yaa.org.uk.