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

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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

There's a truly continental feel to this regal coastal town. With plenty of historic sites to explore and healthy outdoor activities to enjoy, let's take a tour of Ramsgate

Read more

Kent resorts are well represented in a new book on the development of seaside towns from the earliest days to the present upturn

Read more

An iconic part of our seaside resorts, we ask some of Kent's lucky beach hut users what they love about their 'sheds beside the sea'

Read more
Monday, August 19, 2019

From rambles through the Kent Downs to pretty village walks and urban strolls, this guide to some of Kent's prettiest walking routes is essential for the intrepid adventurer

Read more
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

We've teamed up with the Cornish Bed Company to offer you the chance to win this gorgeous throw that will make the perfect accompaniment to your current bedroom arrangement

Read more

From starring in and producing movies to lining up a future director's chair, Gravesend's own Gemma Arterton is making her mark on Hollywood in typically no-nonsense fashion

Read more
Thursday, August 8, 2019

If sipping a tipple in the sun is your idea of a great summer's afternoon, these pretty pub gardens will be heaven

Read more
Thursday, August 8, 2019

There are many benefits to boarding schools: enhanced facilities, more comprehensive education and good pastoral care, sometimes at a very reasonable price. We spoke to Duke of York Royal Military School's principal Alex Foreman about the benefits of the state boarding school

Read more
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Christmas Day is about celebrating with loved ones over good food and conversation, so head to one of these fantastic restaurants or cosy pubs and have a festive feast

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