England football legend ‘Psycho’ Stuart Pearce in Morecambe

Andy Thomas meets Stuart Pearce at the Trimpell Sportsman's Dinner on Saturday.
Andy Thomas meets Stuart Pearce at the Trimpell Sportsman's Dinner on Saturday.

An England football legend has helped raise more than £2,000 for St John’s Hospice.

Stuart Pearce was guest of honour at a fund-raising Sportsman’s Dinner at the Trimpell Club, Morecambe, on Saturday.

Pearce, who won 78 caps for England and played in both the famous 1990 World Cup semi-final and 1996 European Championship semi-final losses to Germany, gave an after-dinner speech and answered questions from the audience.

He also posed for photos and signed autographs.

Nicknamed ‘Psycho’, Pearce was renowned as a hard man defender during his professional football career, with a devasatating left foot shot.

He later became manager of England Under 21s and the Great Britain 2012 Olympic team.

St John’s Hospice in Lancaster provides care for people with life-limiting illnesses.