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Charities team up for star-studded fundraiser


The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (nsif) and the Matt Hampson Foundation are teaming up as joint beneficiaries for the 5th annual Ceres Charity luncheon taking place on 19th April 2017 at Cheltenham Racecourse. With high profile patrons for both charities the day is expected to be a star-studded fundraising event.

The luncheon will be held in a private marquee overlooking the parade ring. Guests are invited to arrive at 11am for a bottomless champagne reception followed by a beautiful three-course lunch and an afternoon packed full of racing.

Tables of 10 are available for a cost of £1650 and includes:

  • A day’s racing, with all passes and parking
  • Champagne Reception
  • Three-course luncheon
  • A racing celebrity speaker to help you ‘Mark your Card’
  • Bespoke Live Auction
  • Silent Auction
  • Diamond Raffle
  • Afternoon Tea

Auction prizes are thought to include Michelin star dining and celebrity golfing experiences. Tables can be booked at www.ceresevents.co.uk. For further information please email james@cerescharity.com.

The main race of the day will be the Matt Hampson and Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundations Silver Trophy Steeple Chase.

Also featured during the luncheon will be a Q&A by Matt Hampson – founder of the Matt Hampson Foundation, and nsif patron Claire Lomas MBE.

Matt was paralysed from the neck down during an England Under 21 rugby training session in 2005. Matt has battled hard to live as normal a life as possible and epitomises the Foundation’s ethos to ‘Get Busy Living’. Claire Lomas MBE, former event rider, became paralysed from the chest down in a horse riding accident in 2007. Since her accident Claire has raised well over £575,000 for charity and went on to become the first paralysed person to walk the London Marathon using a pioneering robotic suit part funded by the Matt Hampson Foundation. Claire received her MBE from Prince William at her inauguration at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 28th February 2017.

nsif is a charity devoted solely to research into treatment for spinal cord injury. The Matt Hampson Foundation inspires and supports young people seriously injured through sport.