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Bully and Robert Plant team up for charity

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Black Country legends Steve Bull and Robert Plant are teaming up next month to launch a new charity initiative by the former Wolves and England star.

Black Country legends Steve Bull and Robert Plant are teaming up next month to launch a new charity initiative by the former Wolves and England star.

The Molineux favourite is extending his fund-raising activities by setting up the Steve Bull Foundation.

And Bull has pulled off the coup of persuading rock superstar and Wolves "nut" Plant to perform a one-off gig at a VIP launch party for the new Foundation at Molineux.

The pair have become increasingly pally in recent years as they have taken on behind-the-scenes roles at Wolves and Bull says: "When I mentioned to Robert about this idea I had he said he would come and play at the launch party.

"I think he hoped I'd forget about it - but no chance! When Led Zeppelin made that comeback appearance at the O2 a while back, I was lucky enough to be there and was amazed at the show.

"So I'm holding Rob to his promise. To be fair, he said: 'Well, I watched you enough times you might as well come and watch me!' But what a night it's going to be. 'Planty' live at Molineux - incredible. If that doesn't pack the place, nothing will."

The club's all-time record goalscorer has for five years concentrated on raising money for the Wolverhampton-based national charity Promise Dreams which eases the suffering of seriously and terminally-ill children.

With the launch of the Foundation, however, Bull is spreading his fund-raising wings to help with grants to organisations primarily in the Black Country and the West Midlands which specialise in assisting young people, the disabled, the homeless, the sick and the disadvantaged.

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"I've been so lucky with the career football gave me but the moment I started getting involved with Promise Dreams I knew I had to do something for the less fortunate," said Bull.

"You only have to spend five minutes with those kids to be inspired by them. And I have been. But I get letters and e-mails all the time from other organisations asking me for help with projects and this Foundation will provide an umbrella group for me to do just that."

The gala night will be hosted by former GMTV presenter and Loose Women anchor Jackie Brambles and goes ahead at the Hayward Suite on August 20.

A hotline for tickets, which for tables of 10 range from £1,000 to £2,000, has been set up on 0844 372 2491.

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