FORMER Sunderland captain Kevin Ball will be the guest speaker at a sportsman's dinner to raise funds for Darlington FC.

The event will be held at the Dolphin Centre, in the town, on Saturday, November 29.

A spokeswoman for the event said: "As this is close to Christmas, people are buying tables from us as a work Christmas night out.

"The guest speaker is Kevin Ball, with comedian Josh Daniels.

"There will be a three course meal, along with some other guests that we are still finalising at the moment.

"We are looking at holding an auction and a raffle on the evening as well, which we are working on getting some big prizes from some of the local companies too.

"The tables hold ten people and we are looking at selling them for only £350 a table."

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