Young Lives Foundation fundraising event

PUBLISHED: 17:24 02 August 2014

Young Lives Foundation team, ceo Stephen Gray 4th from left

Young Lives Foundation team, ceo Stephen Gray 4th from left

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A summer supper at Godmersham Park raised more than £20,000 for the Kent-based children’s charity

The third annual Young Lives Foundation summer supper held at Godmersham Park, courtesy of Fiona Sunley, raised more than £20,000 for the charity. Some 220 guests enjoyed canapés while the Alice Yelf trio played jazz at a reception sponsored by Barry Bushell. Once in the marquee (lent by The Kings School, Canterbury), guests were entertained by the Elham Valley junior choir directed by Jackie Spencer before grace by the very Rev Norman Woods. 
YLF ceo Stephen Gray outlined the work carried out by the Kent-based children’s charity which provides appropriate adults in every custody suite in the county, independent visitors to children in care and supports the Children in Care Council in Medway. During the supper provided 
by Stella Groves, singers Ben Francis and Caroline Jones provided further musical entertainment, and guest speaker, former High Sheriff, Mike Bax, praised both the Foundation and the invaluable work volunteers contribute to society. The evening finished with a raffle to which 
Nick Parker of Barclays Bank contributed an additional £1,000 and an auction in which Chairman of the charity and well-known Kent auctioneer Clive Emson extracted a further £11,000 for the lots donated to the evening by loyal supporters.

PICTURES BY: MANU PALOMEQUE

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8086: Robert and Anne Clifton Holt with Sarah Sturt

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8380: The Elham Valley Choir, directed by Jackie Spencer

8711: Stephen Gray, Cive Emson and Norman Woods presenting a cheque from Community of the Presentation Trust

8714: Stephen Gray receiving a cheque from Nick Parker of Barclays Bank

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