Centenary Gala Dinner

This year we are celebrating 100 years since the birth of our founder, Group Captain Leonard Cheshire. Our flagship event will be a gala dinner which is to be held on the evening of the 8 June 2017 in the prestigious surroundings of the Livery Hall at the Guildhall in the heart of the City of London.

During the evening we hope to raise over £100,000 to continue his legacy in ensuring disabled people have the freedom and opportunity to live the lives they choose.

Leonard was always ambitious for change, committed to creating a world in which everyone can contribute fully. And today, we remain just as aspirational.

Guests will enjoy an evening of fine dining and drinks as well as speakers and stories from people whose lives have been touched by the work of Leonard Cheshire.

Special guests Jools Holland and Ruby Turner

Our very special guest will be musician, TV presenter and band leader Jools Holland OBE. He will be joined by one of the greatest and most powerful UK voices, and long-time partner in music, Ruby Turner. We hope you can join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening.

Jools Holland and Ruby Turner. Photo by Mary McCartney

Photo by Mary McCartney

Support the event

Please email Sophie to find out how you can support the centenary appeal through sponsorship or a prize donation.

With thanks to our generous supporters so far:

  • Ally Capellino 

  • AVM Turner

  • Barclays
  • Barclaycard
  • Bevan Brittan
  • Bespoke Hotels
  • Brighton Racecourse
  • Chilford Hall Vineyard
  • David Lean Foundation
  • Fifteen Cornwall

  • Glenmorangie

  • Holly Fulton

  • Howdens Joinery
  • Jane Asher

  • Justin Tydeman
  • Kingsway Hall
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Nurse Plus
  • O2
  • PATTERNITY

  • VQ Radio

  • Randall Close

  • Richard Brooman
  • Royal Dornoch Golf Club
  • Sally Davis
  • Sipsmith
  • Small Luxury Hotels
  • Thames Rockets

  • Temper Restaurant

  • Wandsworth Council

Leonard with his 617 squadron