Two 'national treasures' support Orpheus Centre at race day

By Kevin Black in Events

Two ‘national treasures’ were at Lingfield Park Racecourse to help Godstone’s Orpheus Centre raise thousands of pounds.

Joanna Lumley was joined on her table at the racecourse pavilion by Dame Judi Dench, who lives near Bletchingley and Sir Richard Stilgoe, founder of the Orpheus Centre, a

specialist performing arts college for young disabled adults, holds a Charity Race Day at Lingfield Park hosted by Joanna Lumley.

The afternoon started with a champagne reception, followed by a delicious three course meal with wine, racing tips, a performance by Orpheus students and Sir Richard and the chance for the 200 plus guests to win some wonderful auction prizes.

Best-selling author and racing guru Felix Francis guided everyone through the day’s race-card.

All proceeds from the day will go to the Orpheus Centre.

Photos kevin black show Joanna Lumley, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Richard Stilgoe with the students who entertained guests; Joanna Lumley acknowledges the reception she received from the Orpheus Centre supporters; and no, thats not Ed Sheeran helping Joanna with her technology - Dame Judi Dench’s grandson Sam attended the event.

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