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Fundraising dinner organised in honour of Petrov

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Fundraising dinner organised in honour of Petrov

Fans are being encouraged to get down to Villa Park for a fundraising dinner in honour of Stiliyan Petrov.

Villa's 'Pedal for Petrov' masseurs Alex Butler and Andy Smith have organised the event for the popular captain as he continues his rehabilitation from leukemia.

Big Al and Smudger are looking to raise £250,000 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research by cycling to Villa Park from Celtic Park.

The 400-mile journey will begin in Glasgow on September 3, with several stop-offs planned en route to B6.

Alex and Andy have dubbed the challenge 'Pedal For Petrov' and it has already captured the imagination of players, supporters and club staff.

The fundraising black tie dinner has been organised as a way of welcoming them back and raising money for a very worthwhile cause also.

It takes place in the Holte Suite at Villa Park on Sunday September 9 from 6pm onwards.

There will be a champagne reception and a delicious three-course meal for you to enjoy.

Simon and Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene will be performing their mega hits The Day We Caught The Train, The Riverboat Song and Profit in Peace in an acoustic set of the evening.

There will also be a raffle and auction taking place.

All proceeds raised from this and ticket sales will be donated to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

The price of a table of ten is £600 including VAT while individual seats are £60 including VAT per person.

To reserve your places please contact Rebecca Starkey by email or call 0800 612 0960 (option two).

Alex and Andy have already raised over £40,000 through their Just Giving page and they have also set up a text message donation service.

Text Stan91, followed by the amount you wish to donate, to 70070.

You can also make a donation by visiting the Just Giving page - click here.

By @AVFCOfficial 14th August 2012
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