Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to host Belfast Ladies’ Lunch for charity
Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE is one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes, winning 16 Paralympic medals in five Games, including 11 gold, and six times winner of the London Wheelchair Marathon over a career spanning 16 years. On Friday 5 September Tanni will host a lunch at the Ramada Belfast for children’s charity, Action Medical Research.
The event promises a warm welcome with a drinks reception, fabulous food and an afternoon of entertainment. There will also be stalls selling craft items and a raffle. The Ramada Belfast has excellent parking facilities and a lift to the function room.
Now retired from competitive sport, Tanni’s current roles include membership of the boards of the London Marathon, Transport for London and the London Legacy Development Corporation. In March 2010 Tanni was made a crossbench peer, becoming Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe in the County of Durham.
Money raised from the lunch will go to the charity to help fund vital research for babies, children and young adults. Medical research can save and change children’s lives. Yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. Action Medical Research is currently funding research into conditions including stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
Tables cost £500 and seat 10 people, individual tickets available at £50. The craft stalls will open at 12.00 with a drinks reception at 12.30 and lunch at 1.30. The event will finish by 4.00pm.
To book a table visit: http://www.action.org.uk/lunch_tanni_grey_thompson
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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. We want to make a difference in:
tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.
Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.