Variety, the Children’s Charity, enjoyed an evening of racing and entertainment on a hot summer’s night. The 200 guests in the Riverbank Pavilion were entertained by Bobby Davro and Adger Brown during the exciting live auction. The evening ended with a lively performance for all 5,000 racecourse attendees from Britain’s Got Talent stars, The Jive Aces who are the UK’s No. 1 Jive and Swing band.

More celebrity guests gathered outside the Pavilion for the champagne reception including: Anthony Andrews, Tom O’Connor, Miss UK.

Most importantly, the evening raised over £30,000. There were silent auction prizes and a live auction was a fabulous trip to Dubai with flights from British Airways and a hotel stay in the five star Atlantis The Palm and a desirable gold bracelet from Mappin & Webb.

Winning Raffle Ticket Numbers:

1st Prize: Plasma HD TV 50 inch with Freeview
Winning Ticket Number 02988

2nd Prize: Razor Miniature Electric Euro-Style Scooter
Winning Ticket Number 00025

3rd Prize: Gift certificate for a meal at the Bel & Dragon, Cookham
Winning Ticket Number 01564

4th Prize: Gift hamper from L’Occitane
Winning Ticket Number 01001

Variety’s Young Ambassador, Sophie Barnett, shared her story with guests that evening to personally illustrate how a Variety motorised wheelchair has significantly impacted her life, giving her more independence to help her in life ambitions to work in the film and broadcasting.

Lil Lindsey, Barry Denmead, Dan Lindsay, Lloyd Barr, Laurence Davis, Jackie Lindsay, Keith Andrews

Celebrity Ambassadors Tom O’ Connor and Bobby Davro

Celebrity Ambassadors Jenny Pacey and Wayne Gordon with Laurence Davis and Caroline Monk

Jive Ace Girls

Birthday Greetings

Jive Aces

Lloyd Barr

Sophie Barnett and Neil Sinclair

Anthony Andrews and Miss UK Sophie Moulds