Roflow Ladies’ Evening raises over £13,000 for GNAAS

We would like to thank everyone who supported GNAAS at the annual Roflow Ladies’ Evening at Sedgefield Racecourse. The event resulted in an astonishing £13,424 being donated to our mission.

High-class get-up and anticipation for the sport was combined to create a fantastic evening of horse racing, food and great entertainment for all.

A hospitality suite housed over 100 guests and hosted a range of games, an auction and a raffle, with prizes such as an overnight stay at Ramside Hall Hotel and tickets for the Grand Stand & Paddock.

We are happy to announce that all raffle prizes were claimed on the day, and a fantastic amount was raised in aid of GNAAS.

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Bob Champion saying a few words to the Roflow guests

Joining us on the evening was racing legend Bob Champion, and past patients Michelle McDonald and Henry Brooke who is also a jockey. Derek Thompson, who was commentating on the day, hosted a tipping session, and jockey Brian Hughes made a speech in appreciation of GNAAS before participating in the races.

Brian Hughes being interviewed by Derek Beasley advocating the need for GNAAS in the horse racing community
Brian Hughes being interviewed by Derek Beasley advocating the need for GNAAS in the horse racing community

Roflow Environmental Engineering supported GNAAS once again by sponsoring the popular Ladies’ Evening at Sedgefield Racecourse. Tom Robson, managing director at Roflow, has been a long-term supporter of our charity.

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Lynn Simpson (middle) won best dressed, followed by Alison Robinson (left and Ellie McLaren (right)

A huge well-done to jockey Jonathan England, trainer Sam England and the beautiful My Renaissance for winning the Roflow supporting Great North Air Ambulance Handicap Chase.

After the races, singer and songwriter Fleur East, who appeared on X-factor in 2005, performed a live DJ set on stage.

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Events co-ordinator Ruth Davies with racing legend Bob Champion

GNAAS events co-ordinator, Ruth Davies, said: “We would like to thank Tom Robson and everyone at Roflow for sponsoring the event, Derek Thompson the reception and everyone who came to support on the day. We had an amazing evening and raised lots of money in the process which will go a long way in the charity.”

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