Robert Plant will team up with former English football star Steve Bull in a new charity initiative next month.
The Led Zeppelin legend will perform at a special launch party for the Steve Bull Foundation at Molineux in Wolverhampton on August 20.
Bull established the new charity to provide charitable support in the form of grants to organisations primarily in the Black Country and the West Midlands which specialise in assisting young people, the disabled, the homeless, the sick and the disadvantaged.
The new initiative is founded on Bull’s personal experience throughout his playing career, and since, and his belief that his own good fortune can contribute to and help those who haven’t been quite so lucky through no fault of their own. The growing number of requests from needy causes has triggered the need to embrace all his benevolent activities in his own charitable foundation. For the past 5 years Steve Bull has been Patron of the Wolverhampton based national charity Promise Dreams and nearly £2m has been raised to help sick and terminally ill children in that time.
In creating the foundation to act as an umbrella for all his charitable activities Bull will not be deserting his friends at Promise Dreams and has pledged that 50% of all funds raised in the coming year will go to the charity that remains so close to his heart Since injury ended his playing career somewhat prematurely at the age of 34, Steve Bull, with his wife Kirsty, has concentrated on developing a successful events company and so he feels he is well placed to tap into their experience and expertise in organising events and dinners etc to support his foundation and is looking to raise the awareness of good causes throughout the area as well raising financial support.
The foundation will be launched officially at a VIP launch party on 20th August 2010 at Molineux stadium, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers. Former GMTV presenter and Loose Women anchor star Jackie Brambles will host the evening and renowned Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant CBE will be performing live on stage with local band the Underdogs. Rob will also be accompanied towards the end of his set by Lindsey Morgan, daughter of Wolverhampton Wanderers Chairman, Steve Morgan.
“I have been thinking about this for some time and now just seemed to be the right time with so many worthwhile people looking for support. I am really excited by it all and looking forward to the launch dinner. I can’t thank my good mate Rob enough for agreeing to perform live on stage. He just doesn’t do this sort of thing very often and I feel very proud and honoured that he has agreed to support me. What a night it will be!” said Steve Bull.
Steve will also be auctioning off one of his most treasured possessions at the launch party, a football from the Italia 90 World Cup signed by himself, all his team mates and Sir Bobby Robson.
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