Wed, 30 November 2016

British & Irish Lions Confirm Dates of Four Fund-Raising Dinners

The British & Irish Lions have partnered with four charities for the 2017 Tour of New Zealand.

For the first time the Lions will officially support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (England), Temple Street Children's University Hospital (Ireland), The Cure Parkinson's Trust (Scotland) and Velindre Cancer Centre/Canolfan Ganser Felindre (Wales).

The partnerships will include four fund-raising dinners in Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh and London between February and May.

British & Irish Lions Chief Operating Officer, Charlie McEwen, said, “These charities make a huge difference to people's lives both in the treatment and the care they provide for patients and their families. The Lions family want to support them in their efforts and, by partnering officially with them, we hope to raise awareness and funds to help make that difference.”

The themed 'Leading The Lions' dinner series will see famous names from Lions history come together with 2017 Head Coach Warren Gatland and Tour Manager and 1971 Lion John Spencer.

 “Bringing together past Lions' coaches, captains and legends at these official events present not only a unique opportunity to hear from true Lions greats and look ahead to what is arguably the biggest Lions Tour ever next June but to raise much needed funds for these four charities,” McEwen added.

Leading The Lions Dinners

 10 February 2017 - City Hall, Cardiff
3 March 2017 - Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
27 April 2017 - Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh
11 May 2017 - Battersea Evolution, London (black tie).

All events include a wine reception, three-course meal, legendary Lions speakers and an auction in aid of the designated charities and the Lions Charitable Trust.

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