BGF #25 3rd Annual Dinner

The fabulous 3rd Annual Dinner for the Benjamin Gautrey Foundation was held on Saturday 15th February 2014. This amazing Las Vegas themed evening took place at the Southport Theatre & Conference Centre with over 500 guests with an array of spectacular entertainment and auction prizes.

The lively event got underway with delightful singing from the Stage Coach Theatre to welcome guests with a champagne reception. Following this performance, guests were treated to an astounding 'Street Dance' display from the extremely talented New Raw Generation Crew to really get the night buzzing. 

Photography courtesy of thebikeinsurer.co.uk


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During the service of a delicious four course dinner - the tempo was slowed down a little with the enchanting female soloist Georgia Irwin and Professor Magico stunned and amazed with illusions and card trickery to fascinated diners.

So on to the main event of the night - the impressive auction & Kawasaki Ninja Raffle

Up for grabs on the night to name a few ...

  • A two ball game & accommodation at Woburn Golf Club
  • Hospitality Tickets for Lancashire v Leicestershire Foxes at Old Trafford
  • Tissot Gents Racing Touch Watch
  • Liverpool v Tottenham Tickets
  • 2 Thundersport GB tickets for each round
  • Diamond Pendant Necklaces
  • Signed Tommy Bridewell Limited edition Halsall Racing T-shirt

Congratulations to Britta Kohl who won the Kawasaki ZX636 Ninja - A big thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets


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To finish the evening, music was back on the agenda with no other than 'Elvis' - aka the brilliant Adam Hankinson wooing the ladies and gyrating his hips to old favourites as he circulated among the guests. As if that wasn't enough he was joined on stage with a four piece band - Doug Perkins & The Spectaculars singing Suspicious Minds. The rockabilly band were winners of Band Royale 2013 and sang a repertoire of their own work and classics from Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash and Chuck Berry. They also performed their tribute song for Ben aptly named #25 which captures Ben's passion for speed, motorbikes and music - The song can be downloaded for free at Sound Cloud but donations would be gladly accepted for the foundation via 'Just Giving'.


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For those that fancied their chance, no Las Vegas experience would be complete without testing your skills on the gaming tables of Roulette and Black Jack - courtesy of Mainline Fun Casinos in aid of the Foundation. A special mention must also be given to Ross Perkins from Kahiki Bar who created a special cocktail called 'Sweet Cheeks' in memory of Benjamin.

The BGF #25 would like to thank all that attended the event and to all individuals, companies and organisations who supported and helped create this successful evening.