A total of 27,000 was raised

Peterborough United stars rally to help legend Tommy Robson

The great and the good of Peterborough United came together to support one of their own - and raised thousands of pounds to supportlegend Tommy Robson in his battle against motor neurone disease.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 6:00 am

Posh’s all time record appearance maker Tommy was diagnosed with MND last year, and on Friday night a special fundraising night was held to help the popular former winger.

He was joined at the Holiday Inn by fellow club icons including ‘King’ Kenny Charlery, Mark Tyler, Eric Steele and Dave Llewelyn. Posh manager Darren Ferguson, director of football Barry Fry and chief executive Bob Symns were also on hand, with the evening at the Holiday Inn raising an incredible £27,000. Today Tommy said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the support he had received. He said: “It was an amazing night - I was overwhelmed by the number of people there. “I could not believe how much people were giving when Barry got up to do the auction. I spoke to one person, who said he wasn’t bidding lots just because of the item, but because it was for me. “When I was diagnosed, and they said I only have a few years to live, it was devastating, and I started to think life wasn't worth living for - but when there are events like this, it gives you such a lift - it makes you want to fight.” The money will all be used on items to help Tommy in his everyday life - from a wheelchair and ramps for his home, to a device to help eat, and even a hands free toilet, as he has lost much of the use of his arms and hands. A spokesman for the club said: “It was great that we were able to have a number of former Posh players in attendance, as well as current first team manager Darren Ferguson, Director of Football Barry Fry and Chief Executive Bob Symns. “Tommy means the world to us as a football club and the city and that was proven by how many people came to support him on the night.”

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