Supper with a Magpies legend

Viz co-creator Simon Donald.
Viz co-creator Simon Donald.

TWO North East legends, representing the two staples of football and comedy, will be in north Northumberland next month to raise funds for a village school.

Malcolm Macdonald, the former Newcastle United and England hero, is helping St Mary’s C of E Middle School in Belford to raise money for new sports equipment.

Malcolm 'Supermac' McDonald in action for Newcastle United in the 1970s.

Malcolm 'Supermac' McDonald in action for Newcastle United in the 1970s.

He will be the guest of honour at a Supper With Supermac evening, entertaining fans with hilarious stories about his days as a centre forward with the Toon, Arsenal and England.

And also performing at the event will be stand-up comedian Simon Donald, one of the creators of Viz comic.

Simon, who is now based in London, has just completed a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Festival.

David Paul, a journalist from Warenford, has organised the supper night to give a boost to the Belford school.

“Supermac’s stories about football in the 1970s are fabulous,” he said.

“Many Newcastle fans, myself among them, will argue he was the most exciting player ever to wear a black and white shirt and will be regular listeners to Malcolm’s Three Legends Show on Real Radio, but this is a chance to meet the man and hear some tales he could never tell on air.

“While anyone who has seen Simon perform his comedy routines knows that laughs are guaranteed.

“I’ve also been delighted by the willingness that people like Jonny Wilkinson, the England rugby union squad, the Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle United among others, have shown to help this cause by kindly donating prizes for a raffle to be held on the night.”

The Supper With Supermac evening takes place at The Apple Inn at Lucker on Sunday, October 23. Tickets, to include a three course meal cost £45 and are selling fast. To book contact David Paul at