Leeds is gearing up for a spectacular event this November. Headingley Stadium, a venue renowned for its sporting glory, is preparing to host a Gala Dinner, but this evening is not just about glitz and glamour.
Scheduled for the 18th November, this fundraising event is about making a significant difference in the fight against motor neurone disease (MND). It is dedicated to raising crucial funds for MND research and The Rob Burrow MND Centre. The event holds a special place in the hearts of many, as it carries the legacy and hope of those battling this debilitating disease. The other major beneficiary of the event is Motor Neurone Disease Association which supports people living with and affected by MND and puts money into research for affective treatments and ultimately a cure for MND.
Rob Burrow, the inspirational former rugby league star and MND warrior, will grace the occasion as the guest of honour. Alongside him, the evening promises a touch of television stardom with the presence of Coronation Street actor Daniel Brocklebank, who is a MND Ambassador. Daniel’s involvement with the charity is longstanding, after his grandfather died from MND. Peter Ash, Daniel’s on-screen partner playing a character living with MND, has also confirmed his attendance, further emphasizing the importance of the cause.
The theme for the night is “The Masked Entertainer,” a clever nod to the popular TV show “The Masked Singer.” The essence of the theme revolves around notable locals donning disguises and providing entertainment for the evening, adding an element of intrigue and excitement. As the masks come off, the audience will have the chance to guess who the hidden talents are.
The evening will be kicked off at 6.30pm with a drinks reception. From 7pm, there’ll be a programme full of activities taking place whilst guests enjoy a three-course dinner. The activities will include Masked Entertainer performances, live singing, raffle prizes and auctions. Then, from 11.30pm, guests will take to the dance floor to the tunes of a DJ and more live music – fabulous Leeds-based singer Chelsea Radford. A night not to be missed.
For those wanting to attend, limited tickets are still available. Tickets cost £75 per person or £675 for a table of ten. You can secure your spot by reaching out to [email protected] or conveniently booking through Ticketsource until October 15th https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/the-mel-evans-mbe-foundation. If you or someone you know is a local hero or celebrity, and would like to take part in the event, please email Lynn to let her know your interest.
This November let’s come together as a community to support a cause that celebrates life, hope and the spirit of those affected by MND. Join us at Headingley Stadium for an unforgettable night of glamour, inspiration and entertainment, all in the name of making a difference in the battle against MND.
Proceeds of the event will go to MND research and The Rob Burrow MND Centre Appeal.
Photograph: Kevin Sinfield, Rob Burrow and Lindsey Burrow.