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AITC TO HOST GUY BUTTERS Q+A

10 February 2016

Albion in the Community will host a Guy Butters Q+A in Horsham.


Brighton & Hove Albion legend Guy Butters will take to the stage in Horsham next week to share stories from his career and help raise money for Albion in the Community (AITC).

The former centre-half now works for AITC and the charity has teamed up with Horsham-based supporters group, North West Sussex Seagulls, to hold the fundraiser at the Holbrook Club in North Heath Lane on Wednesday 17th February.

The event starts at 7pm and will see Butters and fellow former Seagulls star Gary O'Reilly interviewed by well-known football commentator Peter Brackley.

Brackley will talk to the players about their careers and tease out some interesting stories from their spells at the club, before taking questions from the audience.

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Butters is a popular figure among Albion fans. He clocked up more than 600 senior appearances in a career which took in Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Gillingham and Albion, and saw him play alongside all-time English greats like Chris Waddle, Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker.

O'Reilly played more than 100 times for Brighton during two spells at the club in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was sold to arch rivals Crystal Palace in 1987 and scored for the Eagles in the FA Cup Final against Manchester United in the 1989-90 season.

He retired from football in 1993 and began a career in broadcasting, but Albion were never far from his thoughts. In 1997, he convinced Sky to let him cover Brighton’s Fans United fixture against Hartlepool at the Goldstone Ground and has always enjoyed a good relationship with Brighton supporters.

AITC ambassador Jadey Yesilada will also be in attendance, offering an insight into the charity’s work. Jadey, who plays for Albion's powerchair team, helped raise more than £200,000 for the charity by fronting a fundraising campaign that saw him complete both the Brighton Marathon and AITC’s Brighton to Paris cycle challenge, despite being in a wheelchair.

Entry is £5 and includes a ticket to a prize draw on the night, with one lucky supporter winning a signed Brighton & Hove Albion shirt.

To book a place, please email: info@northwestsussexseagulls.co.uk.

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