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Touching Lives - September 2017

What our celebrity supporters have been up to...

Our loyal mascot Paddington BearTM came to cheer on Davina McCall at her Big Sussex Bike Ride in June. Davina joined 400 charity cyclists on the road, with the event raising more than £25,000. As this issue went to press the ever-energetic Davina was getting ready to represent Action in the Great North Run.

Meanwhile, Paddington is also about to become a very busy bear, with the UK release of his second live-action film Paddington 2 on 10 November.

Best-selling crime author Peter James invited guests to join him for afternoon tea at a sell-out event in our hometown of Horsham. The Sussex-based writer even gave the highest bidder the chance to name a character in one of his future books!

TV medic Dr Dawn Harper hosted her White Summer Party in July, which raised almost £5,000.

Our Champions of CycleSport Dinner is again gearing up to be one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Held in November, the guest list for this year’s hot-ticket event already includes cycling legend Chris Boardman MBE, along with Jody Cundy MBE and Dani King MBE.

Finally, Tony Hadley has just taken to the fairways for the annual Tony Hadley Golf Classic, organised by our Peterborough Committee of fundraisers.

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