Leeds United legend Gray wows Crown crowd

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray. Picture by Steve Lilly (152132c)
Leeds United legend Eddie Gray. Picture by Steve Lilly (152132c)

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray entertained the crowd at a special fundraising sportsman’s dinner in aid of Newlands Park FC and St Catherine’s Hospice.

The former United hero was joined by another former Elland Road favourite, Brendan Ormsby, at The Crown Spa as funds were raised in memory of Jane Mancrief, who passed away earlier this year.

Rugby league referee Ben Thailer, who took charge of the Grand Final this year, and comedian Zak Stevens were also present on the night.

Over £1,000 was raised and split between Newlands and St Catherine’s, much to the delight of co-organiser Dave Marsden.

Marsden said: “The whole event was absolutely fantastic from start to finish.

“Eddie and Brendan were superb and the food was top notch.

“I didn’t hear one negative comment and everyone seemed to enjoy the night while we raised some good money for Newlands and St Catherine’s.

“Big thanks to everyone who helped organise it.”