Tony Hadley single-handedly entertained more than 180 guests on Sunday at a major charity event organised by Action Medical Research. Over £3,500 was raised on the day for the Charity’s Touching Tiny Lives campaign: which seeks to provide funds for vital research into the prevention of premature birth.
The event, which was billed as ‘Summer Lunch Sophistication’, took place on Sunday 10th June in the picturesque setting of the Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel in Wotton-under-Edge. The former lead singer of Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley, received an uproarous reception and the VIP lunch, which also featured an auction and prize draw, was hosted by BBC Points West presenter, Sally Challoner.
Laura Bailey, Chairman of the Organising Committee commented:
“We are so delighted with the day. Everyone seemed to enjoy Tony’s performance immensely. He sang all his great 80’s hits and it was just like yesterday! We also made one lady’s dream come true when she won two return flights to New York, courtesy of Continental Airlines who helped support the lunch. It was just such a positive way to help raise funds for such a worthwhile cause that I feel absolutely passionate about!”
Action Medical Research has been making breakthroughs for over 50 years and its life-saving work benefits babies, children and adults alike. The Charity’s successes include helping develop the UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy, the hip replacement operation and discovering the link between taking folic acid and the prevention of spina bifida.
The Organising Committee plans to repeat the event next year and is currently looking for sponsors for the 2008 ladies lunch. If you would like more details or would like to get involved with organising the event, please contact Jennifer Reid on 0117 935 5040 or email her directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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