THE MANAGER of Wycombe Wanderers FC will be the star guest at Wokingham’s Living Advent Calendar this evening (Thursday).
Gareth Ainsworth, who lives in the borough, will be performing a short set of Christmas songs with his band at The Redan in Peach Street from 6pm.
The Chairboys manager will be raising funds for the Ollie Young Foundation.
Mr Ainsworth said: “Being a football manager doesn’t leave much time for me to get on stage these days but as soon as the opportunity arose to help The Ollie Young Foundation, I said yes straightaway.
“Ollie played at the same football club as my son – Finchampstead FC – and his death sent a real shock through the community. What his family had to go through was every parent’s worst nightmare and Ollie will be in our thoughts as we sing a few Christmas classics on Thursday night.
“Hopefully we can get the place full and rocking and raise a good sum of money to help the Foundation. The Wokingham Living Advent Calendar is a great tradition each year and brings people together to get in the festive spirit, all for a good cause, so it’ll be nice to see a mix of local people and hopefully some Wycombe fans there too.”
To find out more about the Ollie Young Foundation, visit www.ollieyoungfoundation.org. For more information on the Living Advent Calendar, which is organised by Wokingham Town Council, visit www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/advent or www.facebook.com/