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Champions host black-tie charity ball

Brand agency and Chamber member Champions hosted a Caribbean-themed celebrity charity ball at the King Power Stadium last night.

The evening allowed gave previous guests of Champions a chance to get together to enjoy a night of food and entertainment to celebrate the success of the previous year.

Snooker legend, Willie Thorne hosted the charity evening, heading up the array of celebrities including Coronation Street legend William Roache, retired boxing manager Kellie Maloney, broadcaster Vanessa Feltz, former professional Leicester city football player Matt Elliot, television actor Dean Andrews, darts player Bobby George, British record holder for the 400m sprint Derek Redman, former world record holder of 5,000 metres David Moorcroft, Sheffield United legend Tony Currie, former world Welterweight champion, John H Stracey and golfing Ryder Cup legend Paul Broadhurst.

Guests enjoyed a Grand Cru Champagne reception, followed by a four course meal. Richie Sampson’s Drifters Tribute Revue performed a number of classics. Songs were also performed by pianist and singer Adrian Dixon and a set from band Urban Intro with a soulful performance by Acapella group Black Voices.

A number of fundraising activities took place during the evening, including a charity auction by TV personality and antique expert Charlie Ross.

Lumbers Jewellers gave guests the chance to win a stunning 18 carat white gold pendant necklace adorned with diamonds and rubies. Other luxury prize included a seven-night, seven-star experience for six people at UNNA Luxury Resorts and Residences, in the beautiful northwest region of Barbados.

The evening was a great opportunity to raise money for Champions’ chosen charity, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People as well as a superb way to entertain clients and colleagues.

Throughout the year’s events, Champions showed continuous support to Rainbows, raising £1.2m for local charities over the past four years and celebrating its 14th year in support of this charity.