13 October saw famous faces from the world of sport come together at the Champions Annual Rugby Dinner which aims to raise funds for Leicestershire charity – Rainbows, a hospice which cares for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
The black-tie event was opened with a Champagne reception along with a performance by solo artist and swing star, Richard Hadfield who shot to fame as part of the Britain’s Got Talent winning act, Collabro.
The ‘voice of rugby’, broadcaster, Ian Robertson who is well regarded by rugby fans for his insightful commentary on BBC Radio, hosted the evening which was attended by rugby union legends Zinzan Brooke MNZM whose career saw him compete in 58 tests for his native New Zealand and 42 non-international matches for the All Blacks as well as prop, Jeff Probyn.
Probyn won 37 caps for England and played in six Five Nations tournaments as well as the 1991 World Cup, now enjoys a career as a regular rugby pundit.
Facilitating the evening’s auction was celebrated auctioneer Charlie Ross.