There are still tickets for a star-studded fund-raising event to be held by the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre at Haydock Park

Coronation Street stars, Simon Gregson and Charlie Lawson, (Steve and Jim McDonald), will be two of the celebrities at a charity evening organised by the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre on 22 February.

Anthony Head, the British star of the American TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, (pictured) will also be there.

The evening, which is the first such event for the charity, is being held at Haydock Park Racecourse, Lancs, the evening before the De Vere Gold Cup.

The Preston-based charity, which has been going for 10 years, is hoping to raise around £10,000.

“We need a £250,000 just to keep going each year,” said Penny McPhillips from the charity.

“We can take 24 horses at a time which we retrain and rehome and we are always full.”

“There is certainly growing awareness in the race industry about the need for rehabilitation. We were the first in Europe and since then a number of other charities in the UK and elsewhere have been set up which is always a measure of success.”

Tickets are £60 per head, which includes drinks, a four-course meal, disco and a celebrity quiz.

For more information contact Penny McPhillips or Carrie Humber (tel: 01995 605007).

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