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Ed Lewis


Posted Sunday, June 24th 2018

An Evening with Lee and Gary Johnson

Father and son, Gary and Lee Johnson, will be two special guests for an exclusive evening of football-focussed fun, in aid of the Bristol Heart Institute Appeal.

The charity is one close to both City's head coach Lee and his dad, also a former manager of the club, after Gary underwent heart surgery last year.

They will host a Q&A session as part of the black-tie dinner evening at Ashton Gate on Thursday, July 26th. The event starts at 7pm, finishing at 1am.

Gary said: “It’s a privilege to be the ambassador for Above & Beyond’s BHI Appeal and give something back to the hospital that operated on my heart and got me back in the game. I received such amazing care and I really can’t thank them enough.

“I’m really looking forward to the event. There’s lots of exciting things planned for the evening so I hope all the guests have a great time and it raises lots of money for the Appeal.”

Lee added: "Staff at the BHI took fantastic care of my dad so it’s great to be able to give something back.

“The appeal with Above & Beyond is fundraising to make sure the BHI can continue to provide the very best care and treatment for some of the UK’s sickest patients so I hope people dig deep on the night.”

Lifelong City fan and comedian Mark Watson heads the line-up, with BBC Radio Bristol’s Emma Britton overseeing the Johnson’s Q&A session and actor and avid football fan Tom Watt will also commentate during the evening."

Tickets cost from £120 per person and include a drinks receptions and a three-course meal.

Season card holders and Lansdown members can receive a 20% discount on this event by quoting ‘BCFC’ at the checkout.

All money raised from the evening will go towards Above & Beyond’s Bristol Heart Institute Appeal.