Ex-Rovers legend, Colin Hendry, will be broadcasting on Facebook on Friday night to chat about winning the Premier League, captaining Scotland at the World Cup, playing under Kenny Dalglish, and *that* Gazza goal.

The recorded event is being organised by Tony Cartwright, who was due to host a celebrity football match on May 10, before it was cancelled because of the coronavirus.

The match had been set up to raise funds for the East Lancashire Hospice, who Mr Cartwright has supported for a number of years.

And former Blackburn defender Hendry, was lined-up to captain one of the teams, alongside ex-Rovers players, Brett Ormerod, Kyle Hendry, Craig Conway, Kevin Gallagher, Mark Atkins, Chris Samba, and Mark Patterson.

Mr Cartwright, from Chorley, said: "I started fundraising 27 years ago when my son went into hospital.

"There wasn't the basic equipment available to treat him so thought I could do something about that by fundraising.

"And then I got involved with the Hospice after my sister Tracy died.

"The staff were fantastic so I wanted to give back and show my support – they inspired me and if they don’t raise money, they won't survive."

When the football match was cancelled, Mr Cartwright knew he had to do something else to help raise vital funds for the Hospice, and that's when he came up with the idea of a conversation with Colin Hendry.

He said: "I organise many charity events and my friend and comedian, Graeme Rayner, who also goes by the stage name, Gag and Bone Man, has been involved in a lot of these, helping me raise money for good causes.

"Graeme will be hosting the event and will be chatting with Colin Hendry about his football career and his life in an honest and open way.

"The event starts at 9pm and is free to watch, but I'm asking people to please donate to the Hospice via our Just Giving page, because like me, you never know when you might need them.

"We never thought we would and now we know how much their care means to people, we want to do all we can to support them through these hard times."

In conversation with Colin Hendry will be broadcasting via Facebook at: facebook.com/events/282038283187021/

To donate, visit: justgiving.com/fundraising/hendrypatterson