Le Tiss to turn out for Sharp

Matt Le Tissier

Billy Sharp

First published in Saints News

Matt Le Tissier will be one of the guests at a fundraising dinner for a charity set up by Saints striker Billy Sharp.

The Saints legend will turn out for the Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation at an event in Doncaster.

Sharp, a former Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers player who is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest, established the charity with his partner Jade Fair in memory of their son Luey Jacob Sharp who died last year at two days old.

The foundation wants to help families affected by gastroschisis, a condition usually picked up by week 14 in pregnancy and the cause of which is still unknown. It wants to raise awareness and is campaigning for care of pregnant mothers carrying babies with the condition.

The dinner, at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster on November 14, will help it continue its work. Former team-mates from Sharp's previous clubs will also be at the dinner which will be hosted by Seth Bennett from BBC Radio Sheffield.

Jade, chief executive of the Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation, said: "We have been working really hard to ensure our first charity dinner is a huge success and raises much-needed funds for our foundation.

"We are delighted to be holding the dinner at the Keepmoat Stadium and would like to say a big thank you to Doncaster Rovers for hosting the event and for all the support they have given us.

"It has recently been the first anniversary of Luey's passing. We are incredibly passionate about the charity and hope that the event will be well attended and will increase awareness about gastroschisis."

The night will also feature an auction with signed lots from Jessica Ennis, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Stuart Broad.

Tickets for the event, which includes a three-course meal, cost £40+VAT and are available from Doncaster Rovers by calling 01302 764665.

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10:19am Wed 7 Nov 12

jonnyP says...

Good cause. Decent bloke. Would like to see him back at saints giving it a go- could always play in defence.........
Good cause. Decent bloke. Would like to see him back at saints giving it a go- could always play in defence......... jonnyP
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12:09pm Wed 7 Nov 12

john_wheeler38 says...

bring the lad back still think he could do a good job
bring the lad back still think he could do a good job john_wheeler38
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1:18pm Wed 7 Nov 12

eastleigh-ian says...

i would rather have sharp playing here than gully . who could not hit a barn door at 10 paces but what price would i give to have mat 15 years younger . what a player .
i would rather have sharp playing here than gully . who could not hit a barn door at 10 paces but what price would i give to have mat 15 years younger . what a player . eastleigh-ian
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1:25pm Wed 7 Nov 12

derek james says...

scandalous that an event like this is chargeable for vat
scandalous that an event like this is chargeable for vat derek james
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2:34pm Wed 7 Nov 12

frenchvic says...

derek james wrote:
scandalous that an event like this is chargeable for vat
You are joking I hope.
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: scandalous that an event like this is chargeable for vat[/p][/quote]You are joking I hope. frenchvic
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3:51pm Wed 7 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Good on SAINT MATTY.A couple of weeks ago he spoke at a charity event on the IOW.he was fantastic.Would like to see him appointed as an ambassador to the club and given a directorship like bobby charlton at MAN U.Mind you can't see it happening whilst that creep cortese is running the club.
Good on SAINT MATTY.A couple of weeks ago he spoke at a charity event on the IOW.he was fantastic.Would like to see him appointed as an ambassador to the club and given a directorship like bobby charlton at MAN U.Mind you can't see it happening whilst that creep cortese is running the club. CB FRY LIVES
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5:29pm Wed 7 Nov 12

ShakeyWiffles says...

frenchvic wrote:
derek james wrote:
scandalous that an event like this is chargeable for vat
You are joking I hope.
frenchvic read it again. Chargeable for V.A.T. why? It's a charity event. I'm guessing for food etc but still. I think it's pretty disgusting. Hope it's a big success even with that though!
[quote][p][bold]frenchvic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: scandalous that an event like this is chargeable for vat[/p][/quote]You are joking I hope.[/p][/quote]frenchvic read it again. Chargeable for V.A.T. why? It's a charity event. I'm guessing for food etc but still. I think it's pretty disgusting. Hope it's a big success even with that though! ShakeyWiffles
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7:03pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Tirau Dan says...

Curious: Good cause but do all charities in UK have CEOS and paid staff etc how much goes to wages from donations? Just asking.. I know some dinner speakers get paid a huge fee here in NZ the going rate for a grade b sports star is $5k.

I like Billy but he's a bit slow on the turn and inaccurate on first touch for the prem..

Good luck and I hope a fair amount gets through to the cause.
Curious: Good cause but do all charities in UK have CEOS and paid staff etc how much goes to wages from donations? Just asking.. I know some dinner speakers get paid a huge fee here in NZ the going rate for a grade b sports star is $5k. I like Billy but he's a bit slow on the turn and inaccurate on first touch for the prem.. Good luck and I hope a fair amount gets through to the cause. Tirau Dan
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8:08pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Get that Fella back at Saints !
Get that Fella back at Saints ! Fatty x Ford Worker
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8:10pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Can that Sharpy Mush play left back if so we need him urgently.
Can that Sharpy Mush play left back if so we need him urgently. Fatty x Ford Worker
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8:39pm Wed 7 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
Curious: Good cause but do all charities in UK have CEOS and paid staff etc how much goes to wages from donations? Just asking.. I know some dinner speakers get paid a huge fee here in NZ the going rate for a grade b sports star is $5k.

I like Billy but he's a bit slow on the turn and inaccurate on first touch for the prem..

Good luck and I hope a fair amount gets through to the cause.
TW&T
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: Curious: Good cause but do all charities in UK have CEOS and paid staff etc how much goes to wages from donations? Just asking.. I know some dinner speakers get paid a huge fee here in NZ the going rate for a grade b sports star is $5k. I like Billy but he's a bit slow on the turn and inaccurate on first touch for the prem.. Good luck and I hope a fair amount gets through to the cause.[/p][/quote]TW&T andysaints007
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