West Bromwich Albion legends of the 1970s and 1980s including Cyrille Regis, Brendon Batson, Ron Atkinson, Tony “Bomber” Brown, Gary Owen, Alistair Robertson, Derek Statham and John Wile will appear at a one-off charity gig at Birmingham Town Hall to raise funds for The Celebration statue, hosted by lifelong fan Frank Skinner.
The statue, which will be unveiled in West Bromwich town centre in July 2014, highlights the careers of pioneering black footballers Laurie Cunningham, Cyrille Regis and Brendon Batson who played for West Bromwich Albion in the late 1970s and paved the way for future generations of black players in this country.
The fundraising project is being led by Black Country businessman Jim Cadman with the support of Sandwell Council. Leader of Sandwell Council, Councillor Darren Cooper, said:
It is fantastic to see Frank, one of Sandwell’s most famous sons and fellow West Brom fan, getting involved and supporting this great cause. We’re looking forward to seeing this excellent sculpture in the borough next year and this event will help make that a reality.
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- Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ, West Midlands, United Kingdom