District 1210 Governor Lynne Marshall joined members of nine Rotary Clubs and their guests who gathered at the Buckatree Hall Hotel in Wellington on Friday 2nd January to hear Gordon Banks OBE talk about his footballing life. The legendary goalkeeper of the England 1966 World Cup winning team led the audience from when he played for a Sheffield local team through to the time when he managed Telford United.
The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Wellington, was attended by 125 people and raised over £1500 for the Alzheimer’s Society..
President Venn Davies said, “I would like to thanks all those who attended for making an excellent contribution towards the work of such a worthwhile charity.”
Gordon, a sprightly 77 year old, now spends much of his time continuing the work of his hero, former Wolves goalkeeper Bert Williams, in raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society. He spoke of how the disorder has affected several members of the World Cup winning team and emphasised the importance of the work of the Alzheimer’s Society.