Written By CHRIS FRYATT
6 February 2019
Sky Sports presenter David Jones has been announced as host for a gala dinner celebrating the work of Sunderland AFC charity Foundation of Light.
The Black Cats fan will host the event which recognises the achievements of those who have overcome adversity or achieved excellence through taking part in the Foundation’s life changing programmes.
Taking place on 6th March at the state-of-the-art Beacon of Light, the Gala Dinner, sponsored by the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility, will feature special guests including members of Foundation of Light’s stellar Board of Trustees.
The Gala Dinner will be followed by ‘An evening with Sir Tim Rice and Friends’, where Foundation of Light Trustee and Academy Award lyricist Sir Tim Rice will discuss the stories behind some of his best-known songs and introduce performances by West End Stars.
I’m very excited to present Foundation of Light’s Gala Dinner and be part of something celebrating the best of what football inspires.
I’ve been involved with Foundation of Light for a few years now and I know first-hand about the fantastic work they do across the region, and their efforts to make life better for everyone across the North East.
Joking about being followed by Sir Tim Rice and Friends, David added: “I was surprised to be on the same show as Sir Tim but it’ll come as a relief to everyone that I’ll not be singing!”
The event will feature a three-course dinner and drinks reception.