John Motson to star at Wakefield Hospice charity dinner

John Motson. ***The photo must only be used in connection with his being a speaker at the Wakefield Hospice sporting dinner and not to endorse or promote the charity in any other way. Also, it may not be used as a signed picture to be auctioned for charity***
John Motson. ***The photo must only be used in connection with his being a speaker at the Wakefield Hospice sporting dinner and not to endorse or promote the charity in any other way. Also, it may not be used as a signed picture to be auctioned for charity***

LEGENDARY football commentator John Motson will be the star attraction at a charity sporting dinner in aid of Wakefield Hospice.

The BBC pundit, who has been talking all things soccer for 40 years, will reveal some of his footballing secrets when he takes to the stage at the hospice’s sporting dinner on Tuesday, November 1.

Motty is as famous for his sheepskin jacket as he is for commentating live at 28 FA Cup finals, eight European Championships and nearly 2,000 first class games.

Helen Knowles, director of fundraising at the hospice, said: “We are chuffed that we have got John this year and I think he will be a really good speaker with some very interesting tales.

“This is a great opportunity to raise money for the hospice while being entertained.”

Also speaking will be former footballer and Mr Motson’s friend Ricky George, who scored the winning goal for Hereford United in the club’s famous 1972 cup match against Newcastle United.

They will be joined by comedian Ian Irving and hospice regular Malcolm Lord.

Tickets, costing £40, will include a three-course meal and are available from the hospice on 01924 213900.