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					                                     CHARITY GALA
                               HOSTED BY AITCH GROUP




 £90K DONATED TO HELP OUR BOYS SERVING
        IN THE AFGHANISTAN WAR.
Henry Smith, Aitch founder is no stranger to the charity ball         with the a bid of £500 for a £20 note! Three £10K bids were
circuit, regularly giving his support to charities such as            made for a Military Tour with the Four Rifles, a trip to Ibiza
PAH NHS Charity Trust for breast cancer and Haven House.              and a trip to Vegas. Generous bids saw a guest win a week’s stay
The Help the Heroes Gala, Aitch Group’s fourth annual charity         in a luxury four bedroom house in Mudeford, Dorset with a
ball, focused their thoughts on those serving their country in        pampering day, complete with a hair cut from celebrity
the Afghanistan war. The gala was held on a poignant date             hairdresser Nicky Clarke and a photo shoot with the
11th September 2010, 9th Anniversary of 9/11.                         photographer from the evening Carey Sheffield. Another
Two incredibly deserving charities benefited from the £90,000         benevolent guest held off strong competition to win both an
that was raised on the night, The Warrior Programme and               ex-military jeep and a week’s stay at Nigel Little’s holiday
The Riffles Care for Casualties Appeal.                               home in Ibiza, which was a surprise addition to the auction lots,
                                                                      whilst another guest fought off other bidders to win a stay at
The night began with a champagne and canapé reception                 Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir, complete with helicopter ride,
accompanied by a Bugle fanfare and arms display by the Four           and a Garry Castle Life Book. There was also a donation of
Rifles. 400 guests were treated to a four course meal endorsed by     £5,000 to the auction table from an anonymous
celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson, whilst guest speakers         philanthropic individual.
Eva Hamilton, (Co-Founder of the Warrior Programme) and
Lt Col Rupert Jones MBE, Commanding Officer from The                  The night’s entertainment rounded off with music from the
Four Rifles spoke about where the money raised from the night         Bootleg Beetles and a fantastic set from DJ Louis, which had
will go and the trauma and struggle facing those serving in           everybody on the dance floor.
Afghanistan. In a show of respect for those who lost their lives in
the 9/11, there was a minute’s silence.                               iN Magazine would like to congratulate Henry Smith,
                                                                      Faye and Jenna and everybody else whose hard work and
Chris Currell made an excellent compere. The auction start            dedication made the night such a fantastic success.
in 12
 Martin & Jo Bristow




                                               Roger Mahoney                               John & Sandra Clarke


                                               Chris Currell




                                                                                           Francis & Raja Balasuriya and Henry Smith




 Jim & Brenda Damlier
                                               Matthew Wheeler & Guests                    John White, Henry Smith & Les Beech
Adrian Anderson




                                               Henry Smith & Faye Pipkin                   Rita & Phil Newman




                                                                                           Nancy Meesher, Danny Jones, Matt Millen,
                                               Dolly Hatton & Vicky Hatton                 James Keeble, Diana & Danny Kluman


Photography: Hoi Polloi Photography   Further images can be viewed via: www.hoipolloievents.co.uk.                                     13 in
MAGAZINE
October 2010. Issue 68




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