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MBDA UK annual charity dinner

PUBLISHED: 20:06 10 August 2010 | UPDATED: 16:22 20 February 2013

Joan Bevan and Darren Gough

Joan Bevan and Darren Gough

Cricket star is big hit for charity

The MBDA UK annual charity dinner took place at The Brewery in London in November and, in a year of Ashes success for the England cricket team, the dinner adopted a cricketing theme. The audience of 450 guests, including the Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Sue Myson, and Leader of the Council, Councillor Sharon Taylor, were entertained by an after dinner conversation between former England cricketer and 2005s Strictly Come Dancing Champion, Darren Gough, and local BBC Radio 5 Live commentator, David Croft. More than 120,000 was raised thanks chiefly to the auction, which included a number of items of sporting memorabilia signed by members of the England cricket team and Darren himself. The evening concluded with Steve Wadey, managing director MBDA UK, presenting a cheque to Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, Chief of the Air Staff, who received the donation on behalf of the Services beneficiaries the Army Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and Seafarers UK. Other beneficiaries included local charities GEMMS for support to early stage sufferers of Alzheimers and dementia and Keech Hospice Care for children, who will each receive 10,000, as well as charities local to MBDAs sites in Bristol and Bolton.

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