Broadcast legend makes it a double birthday celebration at Berkhamsted Brasserie Blanc

13th Oct 2012
Broadcast legend makes it a double birthday celebration at Berkhamsted Brasserie Blanc

Celebratory events up and down the country took place on Friday 12 October to mark the 25th Anniversary of children’s charity, The Lady Taverners, and the birthday of its president, Angela Rippon.

Thanks to the generosity of Brasserie Blanc,  TV presenter and newsreader Angela attended the restaurant in Berkhamsted for a special fundraising event, where she was joined by the charity’s founding president, Joan Morecambe, widow of the late Eric Morecambe. Similar events took place at Brasserie Blanc restaurants in Bath, Chichester, Milton Keynes and Winchester to raise funds to support disabled youngsters.

Derrin Gill, Director of The Lady Taverners, commented, “The Lady Taverners are all about providing opportunities for all young people to enjoy sport and recreational activities, regardless of their ability or background. To have raised so much money in our 25-year history is a great achievement and what better way to celebrate than with our fantastic president, Angela Rippon, on her own birthday!”

Jane Wilding, Chairman of the Chiltern Region, said that the Lady Taverners had presented over 1000 minibuses to schools and organisations all over the United Kingdom over the last 25 years and one of  the most recent was to Greenside School in Stevenage.  In conjunction with the Lord’s Taverners locally, over £68,000 had been spent in the region over the last 12 months including a special outdoor play area at St Luke’s School in Redbourn.  Awards have been given to various schools in the region for special sensory equipment and specialist sporting equipment.Broa

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