Peter Shilton and Steffi Shilton held a fantastic celebrity golf day at Essex Golf and Country Club on Monday 15th May raising an amazing £4,000 for St Helena Hospice.
Steffi told us the following about the day:
It proved to be an amazing success. The following celebrities arrived bright and early to play golf and support our day:
Peter Shilton OBE
Sir Trevor Brooking
Jess Conrad OBE
John H Stracey
Teams gathered for breakfast. After the golf, they were entertained by Alison Jennings the Jazz singer and presentations sponsored by Smartcaddy. We also run a nearest the pin competition, the winner won a magnum of expensive Champagne.
The gala dinner in the evening was a complete sell out we had to close bookings several weeks before. Cllr Kevin Bentley and I hosted the evening. John Peirce top Welsh tenor sang as a singing waiter, there was a Rat Pack Show (Tony James, Joe Fryd and John H Stracey) then Peter gave after dinner stories from his amazing career which I finished by singing a few numbers.
Steffi and Pete also wish to raise the point that playing golf promotes great fitness, wellbeing and is a highly sociable game. They also promote the sport for the retired and seniors.
England and Leicester City legend Peter Shilton OBE was present at the King Power Stadium for one of the biggest nights in the club’s history, as they advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time.
Peter was interviewed by broadcaster BT Sport at pitch side level, giving his thoughts on Leicester’s chances before the historic game.
Having trailed Spanish side Sevilla 2-1 from the first leg, Leicester managed to defeat the visitors 2-0, goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton ensuring safe passage to the last eight and a 3-2 victory on aggregate.
Following the thrilling game, Peter was invited into the home dressing room to continue the celebrations. He met the victorious players, including current Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and his father, former Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel.
Born and bred in Leicester, Peter began his illustrious goalkeeping career at City in 1966, making 286 appearances and even managing a solitary goal. Later in his career he had significant stints at the likes of Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Derby County, and remains England’s most capped player ever, with 125 caps, finishing his playing career in 1997, 31 years after it began.
To book Peter for a private event or conference contact Amelia Neate at Champions on 08453 31 30 31 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations are in order for Peter and Steph on their wedding this weekend.
The former Leicester, Nottingham Forest and England goalkeeper announced his engagement to jazz singer Steph in April 2015.
England’s most capped player of all time with 125 appearances, Peter and Steph tied the knot at Ipswich’s Hintlesham Hall in a wonderful ceremony surrounded by the couple’s friends and family.
The couple met in 2011 and are now looking forward to sharing a happy life together.
Amongst the guests attending the event were Derek Redmond, Gregg Wallace, Bill Roache OBE and John H Stracey.