Ex-West Ham duo set for exclusive evening in London
PUBLISHED: 14:36 23 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:36 23 November 2017
Former West Ham United manager Alan Curbishley and defender Chris Powell will reunite to talk about their footballing journeys and why they support Prostate Cancer UK during an exclusive Q&A evening in London on Monday, November 27.
Curbishley helped Hammers to one of their greatest escapes in Premier League history in 2007, while Powell was also capped five times for England during his playing career.
The two worked together at Charlton Athletic, where Curbishley took charge for 729 games and led the Addicks to two promotions and a seven-year stay in the top flight, while Powell was one of the most popular players in club history and also led them to the League One title as manager.
The pair will take centre stage at the free event at The Mudlark in London Bridge and the evening will be compered by Sky Sports’ Dickie Davis.
Curbishley and Powell regularly wear the Prostate Cancer UK ‘Man of Men’ pin badge, with Powell, a long-time ambassador for the charity, running the Virgin Money London Marathon next year.
He said: “I’m honoured to be an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK, a charity very close to my heart. As a black man, hearing the one in four statistic shocks me, and it’s vital we continue to raise awareness among the black community.
“Taking on the marathon will be one of my toughest challenges, but my training is going well and it’s something I’m really looking forward to it. The fact I will be raising money to make a difference to men and their loved ones is all the motivation I need.
“It will also be great to catch up with ‘Curbs’ and chat. I’m really looking forward to the night.”
Curbishley added: “Ever since I turned 50 I go and see my doctor every year; that’s something I’m really big on. But men can notoriously shy away from things like this, and that’s something they need to wise up to. If you catch these diseases early enough it can make a huge difference.
“Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football has been really impressive. Football’s a massive area and seeing so many managers wearing the charity’s pin point is a huge statement.”
Doors open at the Men United Arms - The Mudlark, Montague Close, London, SE1 9DA - from 6.30pm with the event kicking off at 7pm.
Buffet food will be available and to sign up for a free place visit eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-alan-curbishley-and-chris-powell-tickets-39609708705.
To show your support and get a Prostate Cancer UK ‘Man of Men’ pin badge, text BADGE to 70004 to donate £5* and help stop prostate cancer being a killer. For information about the badge and the charity’s work in football visit prostatecanceruk.org/whostheman.
*Text costs £5 plus network charge. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100 per cent of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer care 0800 082 1616. Charity No 1005541.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Newham Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.