March 1st saw the third annual Ups ‘n’ Downs Sporting Dinner take place at the re-furbished Wicksteed Park Pavilion. We were honoured to once again be joined by three absolute legends of football for a record-breaking evening of fund-raising.
Former Chelsea stars Dennis Wise, Roberto Di Matteo and Gianfranco Zola were joined on stage by television sports presenter and MC for the evening, Gary Newbon for a question and answer session that both entertained and enlightened the 430 strong audience with some great memories of their time at the very top of the game.
In addition, the BBC’s ‘voice of swimming’, auctioneer, Hamilton Bland encouraged guests to raise a staggering £26,700 for the charity in just one evening via live and silent auctions and a raffle.
Following Alan Shearer and Iain Dowie in 2012 and Teddy Sheringham and Kevin Kilbane in 2013, the Chelsea trio were a credit to their profession and the charity and we would like to place on record our most humble appreciation for their time and support.
Watch this space for details of the 2015 event…
On Saturday 26th April I am taking part in the Rutland Circle Tour, which will involve cycling 100km over the very picturesque and hilly! Rutland countryside in support of UpsnDowns. I would be really grateful for your support and if you would like to sponsor me please use the link below.
Parent of Niamh, Ellie and Rory
A Xmas Party was recently held at the Burton Latimer Community Centre. There was a vast array
of softplay provided for the younger members and a bouncy castle for the older children with a
visit from Santa bearing gifts for all children. If anyone wishes to have copies of the photographs
please email Richard.