Surveyor wins session with England squad

A chartered surveyor has won the chance to train with Wayne Rooney, Stephen Gerrard, John Terry and the other members of the England squad.

Richard Ingham, from chartered surveyors Thomas Davidson, won the raffle prize which at a celebrity poker evening hosted by Vinnie Jones and television presenter Natalie Pinkham.

The event was organised to raise funds for the childrens medical research charity SPARKS.

Ingham attended a training session at Old Trafford on the eve of Englands recent match against Spain.

Ingham says: It was an unforgettable experience to see the heroes of English football close up, having watched them so many times on television before.

Its a great story to tell my friends and family, but I only wish I could have brought the team more luck in their game the following day.

David Alberto, chief executive of Avanta, who sponsored the competition, says: We were delighted to sponsor such a great prize in this event which will raise funds for this really worthwhile cause.