On Friday 15th November, Russ and Lynne Bennett celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary, with forty of their close friends and family, at a Motown Evening at the Prestigious Café Shore. Russ and Lynne very kindly arranged that £5 from each guest ticket sold for the evening would be donated to Variety, the Children's Charity, for one of its special current appeals.
In May, an intrepid team of 12 from property development company, Citygrove, and property fund manager, Legal & General Property, joined forces to make an ascent of Mt Toubkal - the highest mountain in North Africa at 4,167metres. By doing so, they raised the magnificent sum of £52,000, which has funded two Sunshine coaches, for Pioneer School in Basildon and Shooter’s Hill School in Woolwich.
Celebrities and guests celebrated the 61st Annual Dinner & Ball with performances by pop super-star Kimberley Walsh, comedian Milton Jones and French band Black Label, raising money for children in the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.