TV legend to visit Norwich in aid of charity

Sir Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson - Credit: Archant

He has interviewed some of the most important and influential cultural icons of the past century.

And now Sir Michael Parkinson is to share his most memorable experiences as part of a special talk in Norwich.

The veteran broadcaster and journalist is visiting the city for a fund raising night organised by the Lord's Taverners charity.

Tim Sheppard, committee member of the organisation's Norfolk branch, said: 'He is a legendary character and for some people their evening would not be complete until they saw his programme on TV.

'All of the money raised from the night will go to good causes supported by the charity. It will be used to help purchase a specially-adapted bus for a school in Caister.'

During the evening guests will have the chance to hear about Mr Parkinson's early years growing up in a Yorkshire pit village to his world famous show on the BBC.

The event is to take place at Norwich City FC's ground on Carrow Road from 6.30pm on March 11.

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Guests will be treated to canapes at the top of the club's terrace lounge, followed by dinner and wine in the Norfolk lounge.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Lord's Taverners, which is one of the UK's leading youth sport and disability charities.

Last year it donated more than £3.5m nationally to help more young people take part in sport and supports numerous special needs schools in Norfolk. It previously purchased a £25,000 sensory centre at the Clare School in Norwich and minibuses worth £53,000 for other schools in the county.

Tickets to the event cost £85 per person. To purchase one, call Anna Stogdon on 07905021806 or 01473 780942.

Are you organising a charity event? Call Luke Powell on 01603 772684.