Tony Hadley hosts celebrity golf day for children’s charity
The lead singer of Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley, hosted his 10th annual Golf Classic and Celebrity Gala dinner on Friday 12 September in support of children’s charity, Action Medical Research. The event raised over £20,000 for the children’s charity. Golf was played at Elton Furze Golf Club, Peterborough and the Celebrity Gala Dinner was held at the Peterborough Marriott Hotel.
The Gala Dinner was star studded – with names such as ex Bond Girl and Magpie presenter Jenny Hanley, winner of the Grand National winner Bob Champion, local boxing here Dave ‘Boy’ Green, quiz genius on The Chase - Anne Hegerty, the much loved entertainer Bobby Davro and EastEnders actor and more recently Strictly Come dancing contestant Ricky Groves. The auctioneer for the evening was world renowned auctioneer Charlie Ross. After a champagne reception and dinner, Tony Hadley entertained the audience with an incredible selection of classic songs.
The night is organised by the Peterborough Committee for Action Medical Research and Angela Hyde, chairperson for the committee said: “It was the most fantastic day – the weather was great and there was a full complement of 40 teams! The evening was brilliant with Tony Hadley and Bobby Davro entertaining us – what a magical night! The event is now already nearly full for 2015! We are so happy with the amount raised, which is brilliant!”
Lucy Hynes, Community Fundraising Manager in the East for Action Medical Research, commented: “This was a fantastic event and we’re really grateful to Tony Hadley for offering to host this golf day again for us. Also, a huge thank you to our sponsors Quai Administrations for being so generous in their support. Everyone who attended had a wonderful time and helped to raise funds for vital research which saves children’s lives.”
Money raised from the event will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Research is the key to saving many children from a lifetime of suffering. Yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. Action Medical Research is currently funding work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
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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.
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