Thursday, 14 December 2017

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Seeing stars: Olympic champions and TV personalities attended a black-tie dinner at Leander Club in Henley

Seeing stars: Olympic champions and TV personalities attended a black-tie dinner at Leander Club in Henley in support of OK Our Kids, a charity that helps to educate young children about personal safety. Former All Blacks player Zinzan Brooke got the evening off to a spectacular start with a performance of the Haka (right). Each table had a star attraction as host, including rowing champions Katherine Grainger, Alex Gregory, Naomi Riches and Sarah Winckless, archery medallist Hattie Little, Paralympian Anne Walfula Strike, TV sports presenter Steve Rider (left) and BBC Antiques Roadshow expert John Bly. There was an auction with unusual lots including a Union flag ukulele signed by Sir Steve Redgrave and other sporting champions and a limited edition book on Everest signed by Peter Hilary, son of Sir Edmund Hilary. Harmony trio the Polka Dots performed popular songs from the war years. More than £6,000 was raised. Tony Churchill, founder of OK Our Kids, said: “This was a fantastic evening and a testimony to the importance of our mission to empower young people to stay safe. The money will help us to expand our programme of child safety education with schools and involve more community and business partners.”



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