The Matt Hampson Summer Ball
On Saturday, June 23, Matt Hampson held his first summer ball in the beautiful surroundings of Marston Trussell Hall. Thankfully, the weather held off and guests were treated to a champagne reception in the hall's wonderful gardens. On entry to the marquee, the grand central chorus entertained the party before MC for the evening Andy Goode called people to their tables.
The highlight of the evening's entertainment was the Tigers in Tights ballet display featuring Messrs Matt Cornwell, Tom Croft, Dan Hipkiss, Matt Smith, James Buckland and Johne Murphy. Unsurprisingly, the lads, along with their dancing partners, brought the house down!
An auction with Charlie 'Flog It' Ross followed, with guests bidding on such items as a four ball round at Loch Lomond Golf Club and a signed, limited edition print of Martin Johnson. Singing sensations Fat Chance then got everyone up and dancing, ensuring a fantastic night was had by all, with an impressive total being raised for the trust in the process. Many thanks must go to Sue Dowse who was the main organiser of the ball.
Photos of the event can be purchased on http://www.adsprojects.com/ and monies from these photos will be added to the total raised on the evening.
Mason and Brooke Bar opening
Matt and a number of Tigers first-team squad members assembled for the opening of the Mason & Brooke Bar on Allandale Road, with the evening hosted by Bibby Finanical Services. The opening, which doubled as a great chance to raise much-needed funds for Matt's trust, was a great success with a well-supported auction led by Graham Rowntree offering some valuable pieces of memorabilia.
Leicester City legend Steve Walsh was also in attendance on the night - the former footballing hardman was an enthusiastic assistant to auctioner Mr Rowntree! Many thanks to Kevin Rose, Andy Ribbens and Charlie Silvester for all their efforts in putting together a great evening.
Wayne Richardson slimathon
Ex-Tigers prop Wayne Richardson is continuing his weight-loss efforts as he does his bit to help the Matt Hampson Trust. Wayne's diet of Weetabix for breakfast, soup or tuna pasta followed by a yoghurt for lunch and chicken salad or something similar for dinner have seen him lose an amazing three and a half stone so far.
If you would like to help Matt by keeping keep Wayne on track, you can sponsor him by visiting http://www.rothleyparkcc.co.uk/
Tigers vs Sporting All Stars charity cricket match
The eagerly-anticipated match-up was due to have been played at the beginning of this month, but adverse weather forced its postponement until Sunday, August 5.
The match, which takes place at Rothley Park Cricket Club, will feature a Leicester Tigers XI led by fly-half Andy Goode against a Sporting All Stars side featuring players from the world of cricket and football, including former Leicester City captain Matt Elliott.
As well as the cricket, there will be entertainment from ska-reggae band Ska-Amanga, plus barbeques, bars and a bouncy castle. Proceeds from the game will be split between the Matt Hampson Trust and Rothley Park's junior cricket development.
For more information, keep your eye on http://www.leicestertigers.com/ http://www.matthampson.co.uk/ and http://www.rothleyparkcc.co.uk/