Once again, we brought our Sony Award winning Rock ‘N’ Roll Football show with Ian Wright, to Wembley Stadium, giving fans a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to rub shoulders with the stars of the show, listen to live analysis from our select panel, while enjoying a screening of Man United’s crucial Champions League second leg tie against Real Madrid.
Wrighty was joined on stage by Rock N Roll Football’s Russ Williams, our commentator Jim Proudfoot, Arsenal legend and contributor to the show Perry Groves plus special guest, Princes Trust Ambassador and former Man United and Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin.
Fans felt right at home in the Bobby Moore Suite at Club Wembley as they enjoyed complimentary beers, snacks and curry on comfy sofas to see an unfortunate United crash out of the Champions League 2-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate in an incredible game that was ever so slightly tarnished by Nani’s freak sending off.
At half time, guests, which included Club Wembley members, Prince’s Trust supporters and Absolute Radio competition winners, were given the chance to partake in an auction to help raise funds for the charity.
Top donations were made for a collection of prizes which included a signed Arsenal shirt, Absolute Radio Breakfast show in-studio experience with Ian Wright and Christian O’Connell, Wembley tour, signed England Shirt, four tickets to see England play Ireland at Wembley and a personalised Wembley Way stone.
‘Take Away’ prizes were also on offer including DAB radios and Absolute Radio footballs signed by Ian Wright. Audience members could claim their items in exchange for a cash donation plus there was also an opportunity to have a photo taken with Wrighty and the FA Cup. The buckets were emptied at the end of the night and with online donations still coming in we are moving well over the £3,000 mark for last night alone.
Through its partnership with the Premier League and Professional Footballers Association, The Trust has helped 20,000 young people through football since 1997, working with over 65 Premier League and Football League clubs to deliver a range of programmes that have helped three in four young people into work, training or education.
Club Wembley membership gives access to the best seats at the nation’s most sought-after fixtures until 2018 – including The FA Cup Final and Semi Finals, and every England Home International. Plus priority access to Wembley’s other sport and music events, as well as exclusive member benefits and experiences.
Get involved and make a donation by visiting our JustGiving page.
Photo’s by Dwaine Field-Pellew