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Football legends to score for Smile for Joel charity event

By Dayna Farrington | Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published:

More than 30 ex-football legends will attend a sold-out event in Wolverhampton this week in aid of Smile for Joel.

Former football players evening organised by Smile for Joel at Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill

The Dining with Legends evening, hosted by Route39, will take place at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Wednesday evening.

The event will raise funds for Smile for Joel – set up jointly by Suzy Evans and her youngest son Owen, in memory of their three family members.

Suzy lost her son Joel, brother Adrian and father Patrick in the beach terror attack in Tunisia in 2015. Only her youngest son Owen, who was 16 at the time, returned home.

The charity has supported more than 600 families affected by homicide and raised more than £200,000.

At Wednesday's event, guests will dine with some of their favourite football legends, enjoy a three-course meal and entertainment.

Ex-football legends from local clubs include Wolves, West Bromwich Albion, Walsall, Aston Villa and Birmingham City will be in attendance, with names including Tony Brown, Steve Bull, Joe Mayo, Brian Little and Kenny Hibbitt among those confirmed to attend.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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