Freeman Frank's special statue show
Published on 11th April 2013
Frank Skinner will host a special show to help raise funds for The Celebration statue.
The awarding winning comic from Sandwell will perform a one-off gig at Town Hall, Birmingham, this summer.
Proceeds from 'Three Degrees Cooler' will go towards The Celebration statue which highlights the careers of pioneering black footballers players Laurie Cunningham, Cyrille Regis and Brendon Batson.
The trio played for West Bromwich Albion it the late 1970s and paved the way for future generations of black players in this country.
Frank, who was made a freeman of the borough of Sandwell in 2004, is a lifelong West Bromwich Albion fan and will perform fresh material about the club during the show and be joined by some very special guests including Brendon and Cyrille.
The fundraising project is being led by Black Country businessman Jim Cadman with the support of Sandwell Council.
Leader of Sandwell Council, Councillor Darren Cooper, said he was thrilled to hear news of Frank Skinner's show.
"It fantastic to see Frank, one of Sandwell's most famous sons and fellow West Brom fan, getting involved and supporting this great cause. We're looking forward to seeing this excellent sculpture in the borough next year and this event will help make that a reality."
The statue will stand in West Bromwich town centre when it's unveiled in July 2014, marking the 25th anniversary of the death of Laurie Cunningham.
The show will take place at Town Hall, Birmingham, on 24 July. Tickets are available from 10am on Friday 12 April. Visit http://www.thsh.co.uk/ for or call 0121 780 3333 for tickets.
For information on The Celebration call Jim Cadman on 07917 624627.