Good sports add to the cheer at restau­rant’s char­ity fun day

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

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 adam@utopi­arestau­ or drop your do­na­tions into the bar it­self.

kmfm’s John Web­ster, left, with for­mer Eng­land foot­baller Neil Rud­dock

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