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The biggest sit down event ever held at Sandy Park.
Posted on: December 19th 2018
Section: Member news


On Tuesday 11th December the Devon and Cornwall region of the Lord’s Taverners held their Christmas Lunch at Exeter’s famous Sandy Park. A record-breaking 636 people descended upon the grounds; comprising of local business, organisations and their guests. A lunch of this scale is a first for Exeter.

Through generous sponsorship and donated prizes the lunch raised just over £70,000. That is a fantastic amount and will allow the Lord’s Taverners charity to continue their work of enhancing disabled young people’s lives, through the use of sports such as cricket.

The afternoon required extensive planning from the committee of the Devon & Cornwall Lord's Taverners. The chairman, David Kirk and this year’s committee members are pictured below. Modern technology was used to allow attendees to silently bid from their tables, which allowed for an afternoon of seamless conversation and informative speeches.

An event of this scale wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Sandy Park, as well as the incredible prizes donated through local businesses. Just some of the standout offerings were: A trip for six people on an Oceanis 51 Yacht, a ski chalet for 14 people for a week in Morzine, a cooking masterclass for two with Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor and a dinner for 75 at The Jack in The Green at Rockbeare.

Chairman David Kirk said “I would to thank the committee members for their hard work and all those kind people and businesses that donated prizes and gave their time to make the day such a success”.

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