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Leeds Castle dinner raises £10,000 for the Children’s Fund

PUBLISHED: 13:00 05 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:00 05 July 2015

Guests watch the Band of Her Majestys Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band) Corps of Drums

Guests watch the Band of Her Majestys Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band) Corps of Drums

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The Children’s Fund, the chosen charity supported by the Leeds Castle Foundation, held a fundraising dinner at the castle on behalf of the charity, which supports the children of serving and ex-serving members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines when they are in need, hardship or distress

Guests enjoyed a guided tour and a display by the Corps of Drums of the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines (Portsmouth). The evening was hosted by Major General Garry Robison CB, a Vice President of the charity, who was joined by two other Vice Presidents Lieutenant General Ed Davis CB CBE and Major General FHR ‘Buster’ Howes CB OBE, guest speaker for the evening. Guests of honour were Raymond Blanc and Will and Liz Sibley, who donatedexclusive prizes to the Silent Auction. Among other guests were Cdre Peter and Deborah Wykeham Martin, whose family once owned Leeds Castle. The evening raised around £10,000 for the work of the Children’s Fund.


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