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An Evening with David Gower

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This event, on May 15th, was attended by over 100 guests.  The newly opened Hilton at The Ageas Bowl sponsored a Pimms Reception before a 3-course meal in the ballroom.  After the meal, BBC Television's Sally Taylor MBE and David Gower OBE took to the stage and entertained the guests with an interview covering everything from the 'KP Question' to questions from the guests about the advantage of batsmen being left handed.    

Following the interview David then auctioned various donated items included tickets to the England v New Zealand International Match in June,  tickets to the Mayflower Theatre to see Top Hat and a SpaDay at the Senspa in Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst.

There were also raffle prizes available ranging from One Day cricket tickets, tickets to Southampton Boat Show plus bouquets and hampers from local suppliers.

Leukaemia Busters hopes that the evening will have raised over £6000 towards David Gower's Blood Flow Appeal for the charity and thanks all the guests, sponsors and prize donors for their generosity.

Auction Items:

2 tickets to England v New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl on June 14th donated by The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

2 tickets to Top Hat on May 20th donated by The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

A spa for 2 including an hours treatment for each person and a 2 course Thai lunch in the Zen Garden restaurant donated by Careys Manor Hotel and Spa, Brockenhurst

Raffle Prizes:

4 tickets to a RL One Day Cup Match at the Ageas Bowl donated by the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

A voucher for a Chocoloate Craft Workshop donated by Chocolate Craft, Old Alresford

A  hamper packed with delicious food and drink plus a voucher for 2 Full English Breakfasts at Bay Leaves Larder, Chandlers Ford, Southampton

2 Tickets for Southampton Boat Show donated by Southampton Boat Show, BMF

A hamper of fresh fruit and vegetables donated by Sunnyfields Organic Farm Shop, Totton, Southampton

A hand tied bouquet donated by Dawns Flower Box, Southampton

A bouquet of fresh flowers donated by Charity Flowers, Guernsey 

A case of 24 bottles of Singha Beer, donated by the Singha Corporation

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Seen here from the left: Mike Baker, Charity Trustee,  Jennie Sherborne, John Jenkins,  Mr & Mrs Tony Jamieson,  Mr & Mrs Steve Morley,  Mr & Mrs Andy Tingey.

Below: Andy Hurst, Martin Osborn, Paul Shelton.


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This event was held to raise funds for David Gower's Blood Flow Appeal and purchase a replacement Flow Cytometer for the Simon Flavell Laboratory.  We can now announce that we have received the new Cytometer thanks to the generosity of everyone who contributed to David's Appeal.  Pictured below are members of our Research Team together with the new machine.   Thank you.

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 To see more photos of the event go to our Gallery here