We hosted The Pride of the Lion – Twickenham event on May the 9th, this being the second event of it’s kind to be held at UK’s rugby headquarters. The night started with a drinks reception in and around the England Changing Rooms and spilled onto pitch side where we were entertained by one of the soldiers from the Royal Marine Core who did a fantastic solo with drum and bugle. Guest were then ushered in to the main building, through a our guard of honour made up of all three services.
Guests reconvened in the Live Room were we were seated for a feast of good food and fantastic entertainment. Our guest of honour was Col Kevin Beaton from the Queen Elisabeth Hospital and he gave an insight into some of his experiences which were very real and moving.
During the evening, we gave Sean Holly (our host for the evening) a chance to raise some funds with the Auction we had orgainised. We had a number of unique “money can’t buy” lots which help push the total on no-end.
After this, we moved on to the highlight of the evening were our former Lions Austin Healy, Rob Jones, Harry Ellis, Geordan Murphy and Australian Morgan Turinui – gave there thoughts on the build up to the Lion’s Tour, giving us the insight on what it feels like to represent the Lions.
Our guest had a fabulous evening and as we had hoped, a great deal was raised for our charity.