Diners do their bit for Save the Children week

A GALA dinner at the Jaipur restaurant, CMK, offered a celebratory start to Save the Children week in Milton Keynes.

The dinner was organised by the Ousedale School branch of the charity, which boasts A.Ahad – the Jaipur’s proprietor – as its honorary president.

It was the 23rd anniversary of the celebration at the restaurant, during which time over £50,000 has been raised.

More than 80 diners enjoyed a sumptuous four course meal in the company of the guest of honour, Derek Redmond.

Derek is a former British commonwealth, European and World champion at 400 metres and 4 x 400 relays as well as double Olympian

He gave a presentation of some of the best memories he has from his glittering career.

He also helped to conduct a raffle of donated gifts.

Hamilton Bland, chairman and managing director of ‘Autographs of the World’ conducted an auction of signed pictures and memorabilia of some of the world’s greatest sporting and show business stars.

The dinner, raffle and donations at the event raised £1,300 for Save the Children.

Proceeds from the auction are still to be tallied up but the event hopes to continue its tradition of strong fundraising success.