Right To Play Race Night raises the stakes and funds for vulnerable children
Supporters and stars from the world of sport and entertainment came together for a special evening at the Right To Play Race Night on 6 November. Hosted by renowned broadcaster Clare Balding and four-time Winter Olympian, Chemmy Alcott at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, guests celebrated the impact Right To Play’s work has on the lives of the disadvantaged children around the world.
With dynamic duo Clare Balding and Chemmy Alcott as hosts, a competition for best hat and five thrilling races - the entertainment all evening was non-stop fun. Sought-after prizes in the live and silent auction included a John Lennon limited edition print , a Dubai World Cup 2020 experience and a private dinner with eminent horse racing jockey, Frankie Dettori. An inspiring Right To Play film featuring the story of Solange and her son from Rwanda captivated the guests and brought them closer to Right To Play's life-changing work.
The event raised £139,000 towards Right To Play’s life-changing work, enabling vulnerable children around the world to take part in play-based activities. The funds raised will ensure that more children stay in education, protect themselves from disease, and develop the key life skills that will enable them to have a better future.
A host of Right To Play’s Ambassadors and supporters were in attendance at Right To Play’s Race Night to show their support, including:
Chemmy Alcott – Four-time Winter Olympian and Co-host of Right To Play Race Night
Clare Balding – Co-host of Right To Play Race Night
Philip de Glanville – Former English rugby union player
Tim Stimpson – Former English rugby union player
Alex Goode – English rugby union player
David Bentley – Former football player
Sarah Lindsay – Three-time Winter Olympian, celebrity personal trainer and owner of ROAR Fitness
Heidi Range – Former member of the Sugababes