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Friday 21st April 2023 - The Park Hotel, Kilmarnock

Get your chosen teams at the ready and join us for a fantastic afternoon of sporting entertainment with some of the top names in sport! Our sports panel will ultimately light up the stage with their wealth of sporting knowledge, laugh-out-loud puns and quick round thinking. 

Celebrity Guest - Phil Tufnell

Former cricketer turned tv personality and known as 'the funniest guy in sport', Phil Tufnell has enjoyed a very eventful career both on-field and off-field and is best known as one of the BBC's 'Question of Sport' most memorable team captains and winner of 'I’m a Celebrity - 2003'.

Celebrity Guest - Julie Fleeting MBE

Julie Fleeting MBE, is a Scottish former international footballer who last played as a striker for Scottish Women's Premier League club Glasgow City. 

Julie spent nine years at Arsenal and was the first Scot to play as a full-time professional in the WUSA playing for San Diego Spirit, having won the Scottish Women's League title with Ayr and seventeen major trophies with Arsenal. 

Celebrity Guest - Robbie Fergusson

Robbie Fergusson (born 30 August 1993) is a Scottish rugby union player who plays international rugby for Great Britain 7s. He formerly played for Glasgow Warriors and London Scottish; and will re-join Glasgow Warriors in January 2022.

Robbie along with some of his fellow celebrities on the day happens to be a local star from Ayrshire and this event holds a special place for him. We look forward to welcoming the Olympian and Team GB rugby 7's captain. 

Celebrity Guest - Kris Boyd

Kris Boyd is a former professional footballer who played with Kilmarnock, Rangers, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Portland Timbers and internationally with Scotland.

He scored 300 goals in the senior game and is the all-time highest goal scorer in the SFL history.  Since hanging up his boots in 2019, he now works in the media and is a respected pundit with Sky Sports and a columnist with the Scottish Sun.

Along with Robert Snodgrass, he is a co-host on The Lockdown Tactics podcast, which interviews top sporting stars with its core focus being on Mental Health.  In 2018 Kris founded his own charity ‘The Kris Boyd Charity’ with the aim of assisting persons with mental health problems and to encourage discussion of the issues causing them.

Celebrity Guest - Alison Walker 

Alison Walker has more than 20 years of experience working as a sports reporter and presenter with the BBC in TV and Radio, at the start of which she became the first woman to report live from football grounds around the country. She now runs her own media company and freelances for different international broadcasting organisations, including Olympic Broadcasting and IMG. She has produced and reported on sports documentaries for BBC Scotland, BBC Radio Five Live and World Curling TV.  Covering nine Olympic Games are career highlights, including Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022. As a live event host, Alison has presented tennis, athletics, football, cycling and hockey and music events and is also an active member on the Robert Burns speaking circuit.

What does the afternoon entail?

The afternoon will feature various fundraising activities including our Live Auction, Silent Auction, Raffle, and our fabulous football sweep. Our Duck, Duck, Goose game will also make a return with some fantastic fundraising prizes up for grabs!


Tickets for this event are £75pp and tables are a maximum of 10 you can book on the website today!

Further enquiries - please contact our events team on 01292 288488 or e-mail [email protected] 

Additional ways to support the event...

If you would be interested in donating an auction or raffle prize or taking an advert within our programme we would be delighted to discuss these opportunities to support the hospice with you in more detail.


When paying for your ticket / table, DO NOT select either of the "Royal Mail 2nd Class" options, PLEASE SELECT "Click & Collect £0.00" to avoid the additional charge as delivery is included in your ticket price.  

Cancellation Policy 

Cancellation - should you wish / require to cancel please notify us a soon as possible - a 50% refund will be given up to 4 weeks before the event, if less than 4 weeks notice is given we will be unable to issue a refund. 

Additional Ways To Support The Event

We have some great sponsorship opportunities available to support The Big Sports Lunch!. 

If you are interested in sponsorship, would like to donate an auction / raffle prize, or take an advert within our event programme we would be delighted to discuss these opportunities to support the hospice with you in more detail

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Event Sponsor Ayr AUDI



Contact us

For more information please contact Jadey or Graeme on 01292 288488 or e-mail [email protected] 

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