5th Annual Dinner Benjamin Gautrey Foundation 2016

After another busy year of fundraising, the 5th Annual Dinner in aid of the Benjamin Gautrey Foundation was soon upon us. Once again the spectacular event was held at Ribby Hall near Blackpool, lending a setting of glamour and elegance for the evening. The event was attended to capacity and guests were welcomed by a great friend of the BGF – Claire Simmo from Liverpool’s Radio City.

The occasion got underway with guests arriving to a Bucks Fizz reception followed subsequently by an entertaining game of ‘Heads and Tails’ with a prize of a £50 note. As guests settled at the ‘Legends’ themed tables – a three course meal was served to the accompaniment of Mike Smith on the Saxophone and Tom Stichbury on Guitar performing delightful melodies throughout supper.

 Photos courtesy of Denis Oates Photograpy

After dinner guests were shown videos from beneficiaries to demonstrate were funding has been disbursed; these included the VCUK Inspire Racing Team, Daniel Drayton, Megan Stephenson, LK Aerobic Gymnastic Team & Sam Cooper. Guests were alson shown videos from Andrew Pitt, Glen Richards and Neil Hodgson congratulating the BGF for the support and guidence given at the Race Academy with Steve Bogan for the Aprillia Superteens.
So on to the auction – the main event of the evening – the BGF had been given a huge array of items kindly donated by the following persons or companies – so a massive thank you to all.
A day at Ascot Race Course • Donated by Aspire Rail
 Pair of Season Paddock Passes for British Superbikes • Donated by Stuart Higgs from MSVR
 Kuota Korsa road bicycle • Donated by David Williams from DHW Agencies
 Bespoke Portrait Sitting • Donated by Adam Yaffe & Sandra Carney at Yaffe Photography
 Signed / Framed Valentino Rossi photograph • Donated by Legends Liverpool
 Hand painted abstract canvas – artist’s impression of the BGF #25 created by artist Liam Kirby
James Ellison 2015 Crash Helmet • Donated by SRS Rail System
 Liverpool V ? • 2 Tickets • Donated by Paul Bailey
 Everton V ? • Home game for this season 2 Tickets • Donated by David Harrison
Ribby Hall • Donated
A Short Break at the 5 star Ribby Hall Village for up to 6 People in a 6 Berth Cottage
An overnight stay for two in The Spa Hotel inc breakfast and entrance to The Spa to Experience the Aqua Thermal Journey (Sun – Thur)
Woburn Golf Day • Donated by Wentworth House
 Pair of Motorcycle Tyres • Donated by CS Tyre Services
 2 World Superbike Paddock Passes to any European Round • Donated by Daniel Drayton on behalf of the European Junior Cup
Bowker Motorrad • Donated
Off Road Riding Skills Course
Advanced Road Skills Course

As the night advanced in to the early hours, music and dancing was top of the agenda – guests happily danced away to their favourite hits old and new courtesy of DJ Sam Pegg.

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. Special thanks to Torrent Trackside for sponsoring the programme.

 Photos courtesy of Denis Oates Photograpy