10th anniversary of charity sporting lunch

A new headline sponsor, and England World Cup veteran, has been announced for the Best of British Brighton 10th anniversary charity sporting lunch.

We welcome Overline, the South’s leading business telecoms and IT supplier, as the new headline sponsor for the popular charitable sporting lunch, Best of British.

This year’s special guest speaker has also been revealed as England’s most capped footballer of all time – Peter Shilton OBE – who will be entertaining guests at the lunch on Friday 1 June at The Grand Brighton. The goalkeeping legend of three World Cup Finals in 1982, 1986 and 1990, also won two European Cups during his time with Nottingham Forest.

Rockinghorse is once again the beneficiary of the event, which is organised by our Chief Executive, Ryan Heal. Announcing the partnership, Mr Heal, said, “In welcoming Overline as our new headline sponsor, I’d also like to publicly thank Mayo Wynne Baxter for seven years of incredible support of the event.”

He continued, “I’m thrilled that Overline are on board as we get ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Best of British lunch in Brighton. Overline do so much within the local community to help others, and this is another example of their philanthropic outlook.”

Jason Young, Director of Overline, added, “We’re extremely excited about getting involved with the Best of British charity sporting lunch as headline sponsor. We’ve always attended the event as guests and had a great time. When the opportunity arose to become the headline sponsor, we grasped it with both hands.”

The event has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for a variety of local charitable causes over the past decade, and last year raised £35,550 for our 50th anniversary appeal – Sussex Giving for Sussex Children.

This year, funds raised on the day will be donated towards a brand-new X-ray imaging facility for the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton, of which we are a vital supporter. Over 550 babies a year are admitted onto the unit, and some can require up to 30 x-rays during their stay. This equipment will prove vital in processing X-rays in real time at the cot side.

A limited number of tables are still available for the lunch, priced at £750 for a table of 10. To book, email ryan.heal@rockinghorse.org.uk.

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