A Diamond Dine with Davina raises £27,000 for charity | Action Medical Research

A Diamond Dine with Davina raises £27,000 for charity

15 November 2012

Action Medical Research was proud to host ‘Diamond Dine with Davina’ on Friday 9 November 2012 at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton sponsored by Next.

300 ladies enjoyed a special luncheon hosted by Davina McCall and helped raise £27,000 to help fund research to help sick and vulnerable babies.

Celebrations began with a drinks reception and photo opportunity with Davina at 12 noon followed by a 3 course lunch with wine. Wave 105’s Andy Jackson was the master of ceremonies and the charity auction was hosted by BBC’s John Cameron helped raise over £11,000.

The day came to a close with a floor filling performance by THE FABBAGIRLS, who are quite simply the best Abba tribute band in the business. All guests received a goodie bag and one lucky winner won the beautiful diamond necklace kindly donated by Parkhouse the Jewellers.

This year Action Medical Research celebrates 60 years of vital research. The charity is currently supporting work around Down syndrome, meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, premature birth and some very rare conditions that severely affect children.

If you would like to find out more details about Action Medical Research or the annual Dine with Davina Ladies Luncheon then please visit www.action.org.uk/divadinner


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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Hi-res images can be downloaded using the links below:

Davina McCall
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/091005_davina_sht06_039.jpg

Davina at Dine with Davina 2012
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/img_0137.jpg


For more information about Dine with Davina please contact:

Leigh-Beth Stroud, Community Fundraiser London and South East
T 01403 243959
E leighbeth@action.org.uk

For information about Action Medical Research please contact:

Prarthana Rao, Senior Press & PR Officer
T 01403 327480
E prao@action.org.uk
W action.org.uk

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Action Medical Research is the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children. We know that medical research can save and change children’s lives. For nearly 60 years we have been instrumental in significant medical breakthroughs, including the development of the UK polio vaccine and ultrasound scanning in pregnancy.

Today, we continue to find and fund the very best medical research to help stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability. 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.
 

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