Sir Terry Wogan returns to University of Leicester for annual charity convention
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Image taken at 2012 convention- from left to right - Charles Nove, Sir Terry Wogan and Alan Dedicoat at the University of Leicester conference facilities
Veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan will return to the University of Leicester for the annual Terry's Old Geezers or Gals (TOGs) convention.
The TOGs convention will be held at the University’s Beaumont Hall, Stoughton Drive South, Oadby, from Friday, 30 August to Monday 1 September – with Sir Terry due to drop in on the Saturday afternoon (31 August).
The TOGs gather annually in support and celebration of their highly successful Children in Need charity fundraising activities.
This year marks the ninth time the group has held its convention at the University – and is the latest in a long line of visits from the presenter.
Sir Terry has regularly attended the TOGs conventions, and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University in 2010.
Emma Rathbone, Conference Sales and Marketing Executive at the University of Leicester, said: “We’ve been fortunate enough to welcome Sir Terry Wogan to the University of Leicester on a number of occasions - I think he really quite likes it here now!
“This is the ninth year of the convention being held at Leicester – which demonstrates the wonderful relationship we have with the TOGs”.
TOGs convention organiser Norman Macintosh said: “This will be the ninth visit to Leicester for the TOGs Convention. We return because the University look after us so well, and they know what we want and invariably provide it.
“Sir Terry, himself, has consistently said on air that the University treats us so well. You can’t get a better testimony than that!”
Sir Terry Wogan hosted his Radio 2 breakfast show, ‘Wake up to Wogan’, for a total of 27 years, in two stints broken only by a spell in television.
As well as presenting the annual Children In Need BBC charity fundraising event, Sir Terry has become a national figure for his presentation of the Eurovision Song Contest, as well as Come Dancing, Blankety Blank and his own television Chat Show.
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