The Lord’s Taverners Christmas Sporting Lunch, hosted by television sports presenter and President of The Lord’s Taverners in the West Midlands Gary Newbon, has raised £20,000 for disabled and disadvantaged children.
More than 400 guests joined Mr Newbon and many of his sporting friends and colleagues for the lunch at Warwickshire Country Cricket Ground’s Jaguar Suite, which marked the finale of the charity’s 2010 fundraising calendar.
Among the highlights of the entertainment for guests were two unique sporting slots – Ashley Giles, director of cricket at Warwickshire CCC and England selector, and Vikram Solanki of Worcestershire CCC took to the stage and gave their early thoughts on the Ashes.
Mr Newbon said: “Once again this regular slot on The Lord’s Taverners annual fundraising event calendar was another very special and enjoyable lunch. Not only did it attract a significant number of guests and a great line-up of sporting greats, all of whom are established supporters of the charity, but the lunch also raised an incredible £20,000.”