Young Lives Foundation fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 11:53 24 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:53 24 July 2015

Stephen Gray with the YLF team

Stephen Gray with the YLF team

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The Godmersham Estate was the setting for the third Young Lives Foundation annual summer supper on the hottest day of summer

Despite the chaos on the roads around Ashford due to operation stack, the third Young Lives Foundation annual summer supper took place on the hottest day of the year at the Godmersham Estate, by kind permission of Fiona Sunley in a marquee donated by King’s School, Canterbury. The evening was attended by 250 supporters of the charity, which was also celebrating receiving the Queen’s Award for Volunteering. After a reception in the grounds with music by the Alice Yelf jazz band, Clive Emson, YLF president, welcomed guests. Speakers during the evening included chairman Geoffrey Dearing, ceo Stephen Gray, Paddy Powell, the charity’s first apprentice and William Alexander, High Sherriff of Kent. The supper was provided by Stella Grove, with musical entertainment from Robin Bailey and Barney Race, accompanied by Eugene Portman on piano. The evening concluded with an auction conducted by Clive Emson and a raffle, raising in excess of £20,000.

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