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Argyle Legends Charity Event

Green Heroes Supporting a Fantastic Cause

9 July 2019

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ARGYLE Legends will be holding one of the biggest events they have ever staged on the evening of Saturday, November 2, 2019, when they hope to raise £10,000 for the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

The event is the idea of former Pilgrim captain and Argyle Legend Leigh Cooper, who, after attending a charity evening last year said: “Why doesn’t Argyle Legends do something like this? A brief chat with fellow former players ensued; the charity was chosen and the target was set.

Paul Hart, Argyle Legends secretary, said: “We contacted Guide Dogs, who are naturally thrilled we have chosen them and they have told us that £10,000 will enable us to put a guide dog puppy through training and even to name the puppy.

“We would also have two visits to meet the puppy and to follow its progress until it goes on to be a life-changer for its new guide dog owner. We have decided to call the puppy ‘LEGEND’. It is hoped that the event, to be held at Boringdon Park Golf Club for 300 people, will generate most of the amount required, although we have not ruled out other fundraising events.”

Pam Gratton, Community Fundraising Development Officer from Guide Dogs, added “We are absolutely delighted that Argyle Legends have chosen Guide Dogs as the charity they would like to support at this event and we are looking forward to working with their team. 

“Guide Dogs relies on donations and it’s only through the support of the local public and business communities that we can continue our life-changing work. We hope our ‘Name a Puppy’ scheme gives Argyle Legends an insight into how their generous support helps us assist people with sight loss to ensure they are never left out of life.”

Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss that has a significant impact on their daily lives. By 2050, there could be nearly four million.

The evening will comprise a three-course sit-down meal, three different forms of entertainment, as well as a raffle and auction.

The cost of a table of 10 is £450.

Individual tickets will cost £50 per person.

The dress code will be black ties for gents and ballgowns for ladies.

Tickets will be printed shortly but bookings can be made immediately. Tickets are expected to sell quickly for what will be a special evening.

To make a booking please contact Paul Hart on pafclegends@gmail.com


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