Former Football League striker and podcast star Jon Parkin will be special guest at the Sportsmen’s Charity Dinner at Pendle


Colne United, one of Pendle’s oldest amateur football clubs, are hosting this special event at Colne Cricket Club on Friday, September 16, to support the fundraising efforts of club captain Andrew Frost, who run the marathon London this year on behalf of the hospice. .

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Known for his ‘unconventional’ career in the beautiful game, which included 225 goals in 680 games for 15 clubs, Jon, who played for a number of clubs including Preston North End, York City and Macclesfield Town, is now a presenter on the hugely popular football podcast Undr the Cosh.

Jon Parkin played for clubs such as Preston North End and York City in a football league career that saw him become a cult hero.

He will share his hilarious stories without limits during the evening, while guests will also have the chance to ask him questions during a Q&A. The evening, which includes a hot dinner, will also feature a performance by popular Yorkshire comedian Lea Roberts and a raffle with freebies courtesy of local businesses including The Alma Inn, Marsden Golf Club, Chill Factore and Reel Cinema. The event is kindly sponsored by XLCR Vehicle Management while other local businesses Boundary Carpets, Petty Real Estate Agents, AB Plumbing and Neil Thompson Joinery all supported the evening. Tickets for the event are priced at £25 per person. Guests must be at least 18 years old. For more details or to purchase tickets, email [email protected] or call event organizer Andrew Frost on 07792 064477.


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