TUFNELL’S A BIG HIT AT FUNDRAISER

For­mer Eng­land cricketer Phil Tufnell shows sup­port at Scanap­peal event

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FOR­MER Eng­land cricket star Phil Tufnell helped boost funds for a Bucks char­ity when he ap­peared at an event.

Shar­ing sto­ries of his sport­ing high­lights, life as a tele­vi­sion star and of­fer­ing a win­dow into his colour­ful life, the for­mer spin bowler wowed a 300-strong au­di­ence and helped to raise valu­able funds for Scan­nap­peal, a char­ity which pro­vides cut­ting edge equip­ment for Buck­ing­hamshire’s NHS hospi­tals.

The evening, which took place on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 4, was hosted by Syt­ner High Wy­combe and was a sell-out event, mark­ing the first time Phil has worked with Scan­nap­peal.

Fund rais­ing on the night in­cluded the chance to bid for a round of golf with the for­mer cricketer, and raised more than £5,500 with all funds go­ing to sup­port the char­ity’s Laser Heart Ap­peal.

Ac­tor Robert Lind­say, the char­ity’s newly ap­pointed prinicipal pa­tron, also at­tended.

He said: “The event was a rag­ing suc­cess. Phil wowed the au­di­ence with his sto­ries and guests were so very gen­er­ous in their sup­port of our cause.

“It was a fan­tas­tic priv­i­lege to be part of such an en­ter­tain­ing evening which also helped to de­liver the fi­nal funds en­abling us to meet our £100,000 goal for Scan­nap­peal Laser Heart Ap­peal.”

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