On Thursday 23 June, cricket legend and Sky Sports commentator David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd entertained an audience from the world of business with stories from his illustrious career. The special charity dinner was held at Leicester’s King Power Stadium in aid of Loughborough based children’s hospice – Rainbows.
David, who enjoyed a successful cricketing career with Lancashire and England and is now a successful TV presenter and commentator, shared his insights into the game while guests enjoyed a Champagne reception and sumptuous three-course dinner. Also appearing was Geoff Miller OBE, who earned 34 test caps for England and is a respected figure in English cricket.
David was joined by surprise guest and former West Indian cricketer, Desmond Haynes, one of the few players to have scored a century on a One Day International (ODI) debut, and until recently held a number of records including most runs and most centuries. Haynes remains one of only two cricketers in ODI history to score on both his debut and final match.
Along with enjoying an evening of fabulous cricketing entertainment, the evening also gave guests the chance to bid on some outstanding lots during the charity auction. Conducted by renowned auctioneer, Charlie Ross, who has previously showcased his expertise on Bargain Hunt, Antique Road Trips and Flog It!
The funds raised will help Rainbows continue their vital work in caring for children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.
Champions are proud to have supported Rainbows for over 14 years, and have succeeded in raising over £1m in funding for the organisation through a wide range of events.