Sponsor unveiled for champions’ interviews at star-studded cycling event
Stars of the cycling world are lining up to take their seats at Action Medical Research’s sixth annual Champions of CycleSport Dinner.
Ambassador for the children’s charity Chris Boardman MBE will be joined by Sir Dave Brailsford CBE, Rochelle Gilmore, Rob Hales and Jody Cundy MBE, as well as cycling’s much-loved TV pundit Ned Boulting, for the ultimate cycling night out on Thursday 26 November at Battersea Evolution.
For 2015, the champions’ interviews conducted by Sky TV's Dermot Murnaghan, a highlight of this glittering event in which sporting celebrities reflect on their season in the saddle, will be sponsored by Thomas Miller Investment.
Matt Phillips, MD of Thomas Miller Investment, said: "We are delighted to be supporting Action Medical Research once again through our sponsorship of the Champions of CycleSport Dinner. This superb event helps to support the wonderful work Action do in funding medical research to help children and babies and their families beat devastating diseases and conditions.
"We are very proud to be able to support them and help them to continue their great work, saving and changing the lives of our future generations."
The high-profile Champions of CycleSport Dinner reflects Action Medical Research's passion for all things cycling and guests can mingle with some of the world's greatest cyclists while supporting sick and vulnerable babies and children.
The charity, which organises a series of high-profile rides throughout the year including a rideout with Chris Boardman in the Lake District on 27 June, aims to save and change children's lives through medical research.
The 2015 Champions of CycleSport Dinner is backed by Garmin and returning sponsors BDO LLP, the accountancy and business advisory firm. The celebrity-packed evening will include a three-course dinner, live music, action demonstrations and an auction with exclusive prizes.
Chris Boardman says: "I'm so proud to be an ambassador for Action and to support this extremely worthwhile cause. I know first-hand why the research Action Medical Research funds is so essential after my son George was born six weeks prematurely.
"I urge cycling fans to join us for the Champions of CycleSport Dinner. Not only are you guaranteed a fantastic night out, you're also supporting Action's efforts to help many thousands of families dealing with the trauma of a baby born too early, striving to support a child affected by disability, or facing the challenge of caring for a child with a rare disease for which there is no cure."
At last year’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner, 600 guests raised an incredible £200,000 to help sick babies and children with unmissable auction prizes including a Team Sky kids’ bike designed by FROG and signed by Team Sky, a ride with Team Sky at their Majorca training camp, a Dogma Pinarello Team Sky bike signed by Sir Dave Brailsford CBE and a Tour of California jersey signed by Bradley Wiggins.
Tables for the 2015 event are for 10 people and are available in Bronze, Silver or Gold class - the coveted Gold standard has the best view in the house and your very own cycling legend guaranteed at your table. To get your hands on the cycling industry's hottest tickets, visit www.action.org.uk/champions-cyclesport/buy-your-table-online.
For more information on the Champions of CycleSport Dinner, visit www.action.org.uk/champions-cyclesport.
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Hi-res images from last year’s event can be downloaded using these links:
Dermot Murnaghan interviewing Chris Boardman MBE on stage at the 2014 Champions of CycleSport Dinner (please credit Phil O'Connor):
Stephen Roche and Sir Dave Brailsford CBE at the 2014 Champions of CycleSport Dinner (please credit Phil O'Connor):
The star-studded event (please credit Phil O'Connor):
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Thomas Miller Investment is a leading investment and wealth manager for private and institutional clients, with a disciplined investment philosophy that puts each client’s investment objectives at the very centre of each solution. Part of the Thomas Miller Group that was formed in 1885, Thomas Miller Investment has a rich heritage of prudent investment management spanning decades. Today they manage over £2.9bn of assets worldwide. The wealth management and investment teams based in London, Edinburgh, Southampton, Birmingham and the Isle of Man specialise in outcomes based, long-term investment strategies focused around the investment objectives of each client and offer a range of onshore and offshore wealth and investment management solutions to UK residents and international clients. Clients include private individuals, pension funds, trusts, charities, investment companies and their professional advisers.
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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity working to save and change children’s lives through medical research. We believe that the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten. We have been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 like the first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine – helping to save thousands of children’s lives and change many more.
Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world. Charity reg. nos 208701 and SC039284.