6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Kent Life today CLICK HERE

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

Manu Palomeque 07977074797

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.

More from Kent Life

Artisan spirits are a booming business. You can visit any or all of Kent’s fascinating distilleries in search of your new favourite tipple

Read more
March 2019
Yesterday, 15:27

These Kent hotels all have great restaurants, so you can indulge in locally sourced tasty food before a night in a sumptuous room

Read more

Brought to life by a family team with strong local connections, The Powell is back where it belongs in the heart of its community

Read more
March 2019

We are delighted to announce our seventh Food and Drink Awards and this year have 14 categories in which to make your nominations

Read more
Yesterday, 12:08

Our food and drink newsletter is brimming with all of your local foodie highlights.

Read more
Tue, 10:29

If you’re wondering what’s on this weekend in Kent, we have picked five exciting events that we’re sure you’ll love!

Read more

Chris Wiggins on how his childhood love of horses and the outdoors led to the career he loves

Read more
March 2019

Discover how the East Kent coast has fought off invasion from human and natural forces on this easy walk from Walmer to Deal

Read more
March 2019

No longer overlooked in favour of its flashy neighbours, this unassuming little historic town is reinventing itself for the 21st century. Let’s take a tour of Tonbridge

Read more
March 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jamie Cullum will be showcasing songs from his new album at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival – and it’s going to be emotional

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory
Kent Life Food & Drink awards. Open for entries.

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook


Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search

Most Read

Latest from the Kent Life