Former Pool star’s charity day

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BLACKPOOL FC legend Dave Bamber turned his hand to a different sport last week to raise money for charity.

The former striker hosted a charity golf day at De Vere in the resort in aid of Diabetes UK.

The day, which was arranged by his wife Joanne, featured a number of local businesses and raised £8,130.

Bamber, 54, has adopted Diabetes UK as his chosen charity, his thirteen-year-old son Jamie is a type one sufferer.

And he told The Gazette how much it means to him.

“I like to do as much as I can for Diabetes each year,” he said.

“My wife and I know first hand how it can affect a family, so raising money and awareness is vital.”

“I play a fair bit of golf these days, although I was much more comfortable on a football pitch!”

Twenty-nine teams took part before an evening dinner attended by over 200 guests.

The day was supported by a number of high profile names.

Auction prizes included signed shirt from Liverpool’s Charlie Adam, Chelsea’s Gary Cahill and Bolton duo Gretar Steinsson and Fabrice Muamba.

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