DINNER AT LORD’S 2016
On 15 September 2016 we held our fourth gala dinner in the Long Room at Lord’s. This year we had enormous support from one of the country’s largest law firms, Mishcon de Reya and leading real estate firm, Brookfield. Together they gathered tables full of sport loving friends and colleagues in a time when corporate budget belts are being tightened: for this, and their friendship to the Appeal, we are incredibly grateful.
It was a night packed with fun, laughter, sporting anecdotes and memories along with the hard hitting truth of why we were there and the purpose we hold so dear. With the help of sporting legends David Gower, Chris Cowdrey, Rory Underwood, Matt Prior, and current cricketers Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow; Chris and Stuart entertained the room and a staggering £53,000 was raised.
We remain totally humbled by the generosity of our friends, both personal and corporate, who donated incredible and often ‘money can’t buy’ prizes for the auction. Without these remarkable donations we would not be able to raise such as was raised for research of motor neurone disease, nor assist with making current sufferers’ lives more comfortable.