TV and ra­dio pre­sen­ter to be speaker at event

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

FOR­MER BBC Break­fast an­chor and Clas­sic FM pre­sen­ter Bill Turn­bull has been an­nounced as the guest speaker at Loros Hos­pice’s an­nual Ladies’ Lunch in May.

The jour­nal­ist and broad­caster will en­ter­tain more than 600 guests at the event, at the King Power Sta­dium, on May 22.

Loros pres­i­dent Jen­nifer, Lady Gret­ton, is host­ing the event, which in­cludes a three­course meal, raf­fle and a se­lec­tion of stalls.

Bill, who was di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer in Novem­ber, has talked re­cently about his ex­pe­ri­ences of liv­ing with ter­mi­nal can­cer, de­scrib­ing it as “so re­lent­lessly bor­ing”.

He said: “You go to bed at night think­ing about it and it’s still there when you wake up. It’s there all day, ev­ery day – a fact of life you have to get used to.

“That’s why the work Loros does sup­port­ing peo­ple and their fam­i­lies when they’re at their low­est is so valu­able. I’m proud to be able to sup­port it.”

Loros fund-rais­ing man­ager Laura Betts said: “Our Ladies’ Lunch is al­ways re­ally pop­u­lar and sells out very quickly. This year will be no ex­cep­tion.

“We’re de­lighted to wel­come Bill Turn­bull to en­ter­tain us, who has a long and il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer in jour­nal­ism as well as broad­cast­ing and a mem­o­rable turn on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, too.

“It will be a re­ally spe­cial event.”

Tick­ets are avail­able now from Loros fund-rais­ing on 0116 231 8431 or from:­lunch

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