Great Dunmow Sportsman’s Dinner raises £5,000 for Sportsaid Awards

13:01 21 April 2014

From left, Chris Dyer, The Rotary Club of Dumow president Richard Harris, and Richard Hill.

From left, Chris Dyer, The Rotary Club of Dumow president Richard Harris, and Richard Hill.

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Former England rugby international Richard Hill was guest speaker as The Rotary Club of Dunmow raised over £5,000 at its annual Sportsman’s Dinner.

Mr Hill, who was a member of the World Cup winning team in 2003, gave an after dinner speech, followed by a lively question and answer session.

The event was attended by 175 local businessmen and women. And it raised over £5,000 for the club’s charities including a significant award to SportsAid, the national charity for sport which assists young sportsmen and women with grants towards training equipment and career development.

Commencing with a brief introduction from Master of Ceremonies Michael Smith, Rotarian John Bridges said an amusing ‘Grace’ prior to the four-course meal.

After Mr Hill’s speech, Chris Dyer was invited to talk about the roll of SportsAid followed by the auction of a signed rugby shirt which raised £200.

A vote of thanks was given by Neil Young, after which the raffle for a 40-inch TV resulted in raising about £2,000.

Anyone interested in joining the Rotary Club of Dunmow should contact Mike Perry at Lipson’s photography on 01371 872129.

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