The Lord's Taverners Christmas Lunch
Four times Olympic gold medallist rower, Sir Matthew Pinsent, was the star attraction at this year’s Lord’s Taverners Christmas lunch which saw over 1,200 guests fill the Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel for an afternoon of fundraising.
Pinsent’s special appearance, with gold medals in hand, was greeted with rapturous applause and helped raise £150,000 for The Lord’s Taverners on an afternoon that also saw ECB Chief Executive, David Collier, present the youth cricket and disability sports charity with a cheque for £440,000.
Sky Sports cricket presenter helped open proceedings with a Q&A with Lord’s Taverners President, Barry Norman, before recently-appointed Taverners sports ambassador, young GB wheelchair basketball player Richard Sergeant, said grace.
During a busy afternoon of activity representatives of LV=, sponsors of our SOS Kit Aid cricket and rugby kit recycling initiative, were on hand to present the 20,000th piece of kit to Cathy Gillespie, head teacher of Stewart Headlam Primary School.
Auctioneer extraordinaire, TV’s Charlie Ross, conducted an amazing auction that raised over £100,000 before comedian Simon Evans brought the house down to finish proceedings.
Many thanks to all of our Members, supporters and their guests for helping change the lives of disadvantaged or disabled youngsters across the UK.
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