LPFF News

Greatest Ever Sports Quiz

Anonymous 01 June 2016

London Playing Fields Foundation was the nominated charity partner at MBN Promotions’ Greatest Ever Sports Quiz held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 18th May. Over 200 guests were entertained throughout the sports rounds featuring legends Gareth Edwards, Bill Beaumont, John Parrott and Phil Tufnell. Before the evening got into full swing our Chief Executive Alex Welsh informed the audience of the importance of playing fields in encouraging healthy lifestyles and igniting a love of sport. After asking them to take a quiet moment to reflect on some of their precious childhood memories of a local playing field where their love of sport began, he invited them to join the Foundation in ensuring that current and future generations have a place to play.

The sporting celebrities present also expressed their support for the charity acknowledging the contribution that playing fields had made in starting their careers. Alex’s speech and the thoughts of Gareth Davies, John Parrott, Mark Regan and Mark Durden-Smith are captured on this film: https://youtu.be/akqe9f5uWh4

Thanks to MBN Promotions the event raised £4,000 for the charity.