Good sports add to the cheer at restaurant’s charity fun day
THE stars will be out in force in Ashford town centre on Sunday to support a fun charity day.
The Utopia restaurant and wine bar in Bank Street, Ashford, will host the event that aims to inject some Christmas cheer into Ashford while raising funds for the Salvation Army and Help For Heroes.
Our sister radio station kmfm, Ball Contractors and the Kent Partnership will be supporting the event, which will start at 3pm on the patio next to Utopia, opposite Debenhams.
Celebrities expected to attend include Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Jamie Staff, former England footballer Neil Ruddock, Gillingham FC captain Barry Fuller, local golfing legend Benn Barham and Father Christmas.
There will be a raffle to raise money for Help for Heroes with the first prize of a new fitted bathroom worth £1,000 donated by Ball Contractors, and other prizes including a tour of the Ashford kmfm studio.
kmfm’s Kirstyn Read, John “Webbo” Webster and Adam Dowling will be hosting the event which also features face-painting, mulled wine and mince pies with music from the Salvation Army band and local school choirs.
There will also be a Wii Sport Competition, and at about 5pm the Queen Street Christmas tree lights will be switched on.
There will be a licensed bar open from noon and food will be available throughout the day.
Evening entertainment will be kicking off at about 7.30pm with a Dusty’s reunion party hosted by Webbo.
For more information or to donate a raffle prize, email Adam White at email@example.com or drop your donations into the bar itself.
kmfm’s John Webster, left, with former England footballer Neil Ruddock