Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner is the highlight of the charity’s year and gives us the opportunity to provide our supporters with a hugely enjoyable experience. The impressive list of past guest speakers includes Geoff Miller, Sir John Major, Clare Balding, Boris Johnson, Colin Moynihan and Alec Stewart, all of whom articulated their passion for sport and the places where it is played.

The Savoy Hotel provides a splendid backdrop to our evenings with guests enjoying a champagne reception in The River Room before a sumptuous three course meal in the Lancaster Room.

MC Martin Bayfield expertly hosts the evening, regaling the audience with hilarious sporting stories and reminding people why playing fields are so important.

Throughout the dinner guests have the opportunity to bid on items in a silent auction before the evening concludes with a live auction containing an array of exclusive “money can’t buy” experiences which previously have included:

  • Lunch with the First Sea Lord in the Great Cabin aboard Nelson’s HMS Victory.
  • A private tour of the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London with the Queen’s Jeweller.
  • Dinner party for 10 cooked by celebrity chef Jeremy Lee.
  • VIP Red Arrows experience including guided tour and pilots’ briefing.
  • A 'behind the scenes' tour and lunch at Chateau Margaux 

Our previous auction prize winners are always delighted by their experience. Anna was lucky enough to be given a chance in a lifetime opportunity to watch the Arsenal Ladies team train and meet the players.

“I had a really amazing time. I really enjoyed seeing them train as the level of training was of such a good standard, giving me inspiration to raise my own game.” 

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Gala Dinner Committee

Nigel Goodman
Stephen Booty
Jamie Dalrymple
Edward Griffiths
Charlotte Houghteling
Anthony Ratcliffe
Edward Smallwood
Alex Welsh