Sunderland’s 1973 FA Cup heroes help children’s charity

ON THE GREEN: Ex-Sunderland players, from left, Micky Horswill, Jimmy Montgomery, John Cornforth and Gary Bennett, taking part in the Hope 4 Kidz charity golf day at Houghton Golf Club.
ON THE GREEN: Ex-Sunderland players, from left, Micky Horswill, Jimmy Montgomery, John Cornforth and Gary Bennett, taking part in the Hope 4 Kidz charity golf day at Houghton Golf Club.
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CUP heroes hit the fairways to drive home a cash boost for a Wearside children’s charity.

Micky Horswill and Richie Pitt, members of Sunderland’s 1973 FA Cup winning side, traded footballs for golf balls to help out Pennywell-based Hope 4 Kidz.

I have been involved with Hope 4 Kidz for a number of years now and the work they do is invaluable.

Micky Horswill, former Sunderland AFC midfielder

The day, which was held at Houghton Golf Club, in Copt Hill, gave teams of four the chance to compete in a tournament on the club’s 18-hole course.

All proceeds will go to the charity, which helps children and young people who suffer from severe illnesses or disabilities, as well as those facing poverty or abuse.

“I have been involved with Hope 4 Kidz for a number of years now and the work they do is invaluable,” said Micky Horswill, former player and patron of Hope 4 Kidz.

“The golf tournament is a great way to raise funds for such an important cause, so that the charity can continue to support special needs children in the North East.”

Viv Watts, of Hope 4 Kidz, said: “Sunderland’s Former Players’ Association have supported Hope 4 Kidz on numerous occasions and we can’t thank them enough for everything they have done.”