A FUNDRAISING event in Malvern raised more than £3,000 for a children’s charity.

More than 100 people came to Malvern Town Football Club for ‘An Evening with Lee Sharpe’ in which the former Manchester United star told tales from his career and gave a unique insight into his football career.

The talk included a run through of his memories of his Manchester United teammates including what really happened in the dressing room following Eric Cantona’s flying kick at a Crystal Palace fan in 1995.

Along with the talk, guests received a fish and chip supper and comedy from Liverpool comedian Jamie Sutherland to round the night off.

The event was organised to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice, which provides care to children suffering from life limiting or terminal illnesses, and £3,265 was donated to the charity.

The event was well attended, and visitors had a good time with games of heads and tails, stand up/sit down bingo and a charity auction, all of which raised money for Acorns.

Carol Pratt, from Acorns, was at the event on behalf of the charity.

She thanked those who came saying: “The work we do at Acorns would be simply impossible without members of the community coming together for events like this.

“From everyone connected with the hospice, thank you for your generosity.”

Adey Platt, who organised the event, said: "I just wanted to do a little something for a worthwhile charity. I cycled from Worcester to Paris 4 years ago for St Richard's Hospice and thought it would be good to do something for Acorns.

"Thanks to all the volunteers who helped and all those who contributed."

The event was held on April 4.