Foundation gets the ball rolling …

20 November 2013

Alan Shearer

Preparations are in full swing for a fabulous evening of fun and fundraising for the Alan Shearer Foundation.

St Cuthberts Care patron and football legend Alan Shearer is hosting the Foundation's second annual charity ball being held at the prestigious NewcastleGateshead Hilton on Friday.

"Last year we raised a staggering £135,000 from our inaugural ball year and I very much hope that this year will be even better," said Alan.

"Every penny raised will go towards my Foundation to ensure the Alan Shearer Centre continues to make a real difference to thousands of profoundly disabled people across our region."

VIPs attending this year's glittering event include local business magnates Graham Wylie and Freddy Shepherd as well as guests from the Professional Footballers Association, the Emirates Group and AkzoNobel. Also on the exclusive guest list is Feisal Nahaboo, the wealth creation specialist who, this year, helped Alan to raise £20,000 in an 18 holes on 18 different golf courses challenge.

Partygoers attending the White Ball will be entertained by a special celebrity guest star singer while helping to fundraise for the charity through a raffle for a £5,000 Hublot watch and some unique opportunities to bid for fantastic money-can't-buy auction lots donated by supporters and charity patrons including Ant and Dec.

On offer are exclusive golf prizes such as the chance to dine with Europe Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley, on the first day of the tournament at Gleneagles next year, a VIP hotel package in Rio to see World Cup football and 50 per cent ownership of a racehorse for a season.