Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, is all set for its eighth annual Rugby Lunch sponsored by Dixon Stewart, taking place on Friday 14 September at Hoburne Holiday Park in Christchurch.
The Rugby Lunch is set to be a fantastic day of great entertainment, food, networking opportunities and guest celebrity appearances from Paul Rendall – a former English rugby union player who played for London Wasps and has 28 caps for England, Jeff Probyn – also a former English rugby union player who played for the old Albanians, Streatham and Wasps and has 37 caps for England, plus David Duckham MBE – an England, Barbarians and British Lions legend, known in his day for his great pace, swerves and side steps.
Over the past seven years the event has raised a combined total of over £166,000 and it is hoped this year will be a great success. Funds will be raised to ensure the charity can continue to make a difference to children and adults living with disabilities in the county, and their families.
Lauren McCullough, events manager at Diverse Abilities, said: “We only have a limited number of seats available for this year’s lunch. If you enjoy rugby this is the perfect event for you, so get in quick and contact us to purchase your tickets.”
The sporting lunch kicks off at 11.45am with welcome drinks, before guests take their seats for a three-course meal and hear from the celebrity guest speakers. There will also be an opportunity to win the famous knife, fork and spoon, raffle and auction lots, of which prizes are donated from local businesses and celebrities. Tickets for the sporting lunch are £60 per ticket and £550 for a table.
By booking one table at the Rugby Lunch attendees will be providing the opportunity for one child to enjoy a sleepover at the charity’s children’s respite home, giving their parents a much-needed rest.
For more information about the Rugby Lunch or to book tickets please visit www.diverseabilities.org.uk/events or call 01202 718266.