Thomas Turgoose NSPCC fundraiser at Blundell Park

A person standing in a football stadium, wearing a black and white striped football jersey with sponsor logos and looking into the distance.

The NSPCC and Together for Childhood Grimsby will host an evening of conversation with award-winning actor Thomas Turgoose at Blundell Park.

Since June 2021, Grimsby Town Football Club, the NSPCC and Together for Childhood Grimsby, have worked together on several initiatives and this is the next event which will benefit both Mariners supporters and the wider community.

Actor and Town supporter Thomas Turgoose will take part in a Q&A at Blundell Park on Friday 2nd August, where an audience will also enjoy live music from local acts and a meal from Oliver Bros Fish Merchants of Grimsby.

Turgoose will offer an intimate look at his illustrious career, his deep-rooted love for his hometown, the Mariners, and his experiences growing up in East Marsh.

Proceeds of the evening will go to the NSPCC, with a portion also going to the Shalom Youth Centre; where the Grimsby Town Foundation deliver sessions on a weekly basis.

On what it means to be involved, Turgoose said, “I am thrilled to be part of this fantastic evening in aid of the NSPCC. Growing up as a child actor, my town was always there for me when I needed support the most.

“I look forward to sharing my story and raising much-needed funds for this incredible charity that continues to help so many children across North East Lincolnshire.

“I’m also thrilled that some of the proceeds will be going to Shalom Youth Centre in Grimsby, a place very close to my heart and somewhere I used to frequent a lot when I was growing up in the area.”

As well as the Q&A and entertainment, guests can also enter a raffle with prizes including the latest Umbro Grimsby Town home and away tops, VIP tickets to the Live by The Yard Festival in Hull, and Rock N Roll Circus in Sheffield which is headlined by Richard Hawley, Becky Hill and Milburn and signed This is England merchandise.

Kristine Green, the Community Projects Manager of the Foundation, said, “We are honoured to host this special evening at Blundell Park as part of the on-going relationship between the Club and the NSPCC.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to unite our community for a worthy cause. Thomas Turgoose’s story is inspiring, and we’re proud to support the NSPCC in their mission.”

On being a part of this fundraiser, Lisa Smith, from Together for Childhood Grimsby, added, “This event is a testament to the community spirit of Grimsby. Thomas’s involvement highlights the local talent and the importance of supporting the NSPCC’s work in ensuring every child grows up safe and loved.”

Tickets for the event are available now by clicking here.