Red7 , March 7, 2014
A superstar songbird is set to stun the audience at a sold-out charity fundraiser.
The Prince’s Trust’s Red Dinner event at Clifton College, in Bristol, next month is expected to raise more than £60,000.
Hosted by actor and comedian Omid Djalili, the evening will include entertainment from X Factor’s Alexandra Burke and The Voice UK’s Celestine.
Djalili will use his comic skills to coax bids from the audience on a range of luxury auction items.
Prizes up for grabs, include a coaching session with Australian tennis legend Pat Cash; a sports clinic with former England rugby union player Ben Cohen; a private box at Ascot; and a pair of Christian Louboutin heels, donated by Harvey Nichols. United Airlines has also donated BusinessFirst flights to New York.
The Red Dinner event takes place on March 13 at Clifton College which has donated its buildings to The Prince’s Trust to host the event. The event is sponsored by Bond Dickinson and RBS. Guests will be treated to a drinks reception – hosted by Suttons & Robertson with champagne donated by Laurent Perrier and canapés by Goldbrick House – ahead of the entertainment. The live auction is sponsored by Matthew Clark.
The annual event has raised more than £120,000 in the last two years, which The Prince’s Trust has used to get young people in the South West into work, training or education.
Katherine Morgan, at The Prince’s Trust, said: “This year we’re bringing Hollywood glamour to Clifton College at our prestigious Red Dinner event. With a red carpet entrance and entertainment from X Factor’s Alexandra Burke and The Voice UK’s Celestine, it’s set to be our best event ever. Although we’ve sold-out of tickets people can still make a pledge to help raise money for The Prince’s Trust. Things are tough out there at the moment with one in four young people in Bristol currently struggling to find work. The money raised from the Red Dinner will make a huge difference to help the next generation to turn their lives around.”