Project - Bobby Pattinson

 


images/gofpic286.jpg The Variety Club of Great Britain is a world famous children's charity, where showbizz people raise money to provide facilities for underprivileged youngsters.

Over the years Goffy has been involved with the Variety Club, helping them organise as well as hosting many charity events for them.  These have included Silver Heart tribute dinners with many famous celebrities, such as Mark Knopfler, Paul Gascoigne, Alan Shearer and Sting, amongst others.

In 2014 the North Region wanted to pay tribute to the work of the north's "Godfather of Comedy", Bobby Pattinson. This geordie comedian has many more strings to his bow than stand-up. He's also a fine actor, appearing in such TV series as Coronation Street, When the Boat Comes In, The Cuckoo Waltz, and a host of Catherine Cookson dramas.

This Bobby Pattinson Silver Heart tribute evening was not only to celebrate his 60 years in the business, but also to honour him for his huge fundraising contribution to the the Variety Club - and even this event was raising thousands of pounds for the charity.

Many famous faces and friends of Bobby's from his long career came back to Newcastle to join in the celebrations. Goffy was delighted when Bobby personally selected him as the person to host this star-studded event.

TV actress and host Denise Welch assisted Goffy in fronting the evening.

As well as his involvement on the night, Goffy Media also arranged much of the PR for the evening, publicising it in advance, as well as after the event. Bobby is such a well-known character throughout the North there was huge interest from TV, radio and newspapers, and the great coverage assured that the evening was a sell-out.

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One of the many celebrities at this event was former football player and manager Jack Charlton. He was of course one of the stars of England's famous World Cup winning team of 1966, as well as Manager of the Republic of Ireland team.

Due to failing health, Jack has been reluctant to offer any media interviews in recent months, but it is a measure of his relationship with Goffy that he trusted him to record a radio interview for his show on BBC Tees. Goffy asked Jack about his time as Manager at Middlesbrough FC in the 1970s, and how he recently visited the club's new ground, the Riverside Stadium. Jack said how he always felt he was among friends on Teesside.

As well as broadcasting the interview, it was also picked up by various newspapers, who wanted to seize the opportunity to relay Jack's rare words to their readers. (see the article in the Evening Gazette below, which included a front page splash)

This again demonstrates the experience of Goffy Media to capitalise on gaining more publicity for his radio show on BBC Tees, as demonstrated by the mention in the Evening Gazette article below.

Click the article below to read it

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