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Charity poker night to raise funds for Gary Parkinson Trust

Middlesbrough football club are holding a charity poker evening in aid of the Gary Parkinson Trust.

The exclusive red carpet Parky Poker event is being hosted by the Grosvenor G Casino Stockton on Tuesday 28th February, with a number of former Boro stars including Colin Cooper, Gary Hamilton and Lee Turnbull set to attend. The evening includes a champagne reception and buffet, while the casino are adding £500 to the prizepool.

Former Middlesbrough defender Parkinson suffered a stroke in September 2010 and has ‘locked-in syndrome’, a condition where patients are aware and awake but cannot move or communicate.

The proceeds from the evening will support Parkinson’s rehabilitation as well as his family.

The 44-year-old, who played 250 games for Boro between 1986 and 1993, currently works for the club as a scout, giving manager Tony Mowbray his opinion on players by blinking.

Parky Poker tickets cost £25 and must be bought in advance, with those interested asked to contact Anne on 01642 927450 or visit the casino at 4 Chandlers Wharf, Bridge Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3BA.

The event is open to over 18s only and photographic ID may be required.
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