Two of the North East’s leading charities are hosting a special football-themed race day to celebrate the new Barclays Premier League Season.
Taking place at Newcastle Racecourse Friday August 14, the event aims to raise funds for Sunderland AFC’s community charity Foundation of Light and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
BBC’s Total Sport programme, featuring Simon Pryde, Gary Bennett and John Anderson, will be broadcasting live from the event weighing in with their predictions for NUFC and SAFC’s upcoming seasons.
A selection of Newcastle United FC and Sunderland AFC special guests are expected to attend throughout the day too.
Guests will enjoy Premier Admission to the Gosforth Park Suite, three course lunch, race card and post-race entertainment, including the chance to put their opinions and questions football experts live on BBC Radio Newcastle.
Throughout the day there will be a range of games and activities including a special Race Day accumulator where one guest will win hundreds of pounds.
Tickets for the event are available for just £85 per person or £825 for a table of 10.
Last year’s Race Day held between the two charities raised over £10,000 for their work in the region.
Foundation of Light Event Coordinator Jemma Garrett commented: “Following the huge success of last year’s Race Day we’re very pleased to team up again with Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. This event gives football fans the opportunity to enjoy a great day at the races, enjoy some top quality football chat and help two of the region’s leading charities in the process.”
“We’d like to express our thanks to the BBC Total Sport team for supporting this event. Last year’s broadcast from the racecourse was great fun with great light-hearted banter between fans of both clubs.”
Liz Luff from the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation says: “It’s a pleasure to be working with the Foundation of Light once again.
“Last year’s Race Day was a great success and the mix of racing, football and charity fundraising created a very special atmosphere for everyone.
“Our thanks to everyone involved in the Race Day organisation. Lady Elsie thoroughly enjoyed last year’s event and we have no doubts this year will be just as popular.”
To book tickets for this event or for further information please call 0191 5515153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org