Join Monty at birthday celebration

by Stuart Vose

Tickets still available for special event at the SoL.

A special dinner is being held at the Stadium of Light this Friday (November 1) to celebrate Jimmy Montgomery’s 70th birthday.

A gala dinner and ‘This Is Your Life’-style extravaganza is taking place in honour of the 1973 FA Cup-winning hero, who is the club’s all-time record appearance maker.

Montgomery played 627 games for the club after making his debut against Walsall in 1961 – a record which is unlikely to be beaten.

The black tie dinner will include a host of tributes to Jimmy as well as a charity auction. A number of special guests will also be in attendance.

All proceeds from the event will go to support the club’s partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Tickets are priced at £75 and include a three-course dinner with coffee, a pre-event reception in Quinn’s Bar and a commemorative programme.

Bookings for this exclusive event can be made by calling 0871 911 1555 or emailing conf&