21st July 2016 saw the 13th House of Fraser Charity Event take place at The Grove, Hertfordshire. The day started with 144 golfers taking to the course to battle it out for the Cheryl Duncan Trophy with a host of celebrities joining them including Coronation Street actor Jack P Shepherd and sports stars Kevin Whately, Ray Clemence, Pat Jennings, Dave Bassett, Craig Chalmers, Rob Henderson and ex-Sparks Presidents Sir Trevor Brooking & Jason Leonard.
The course was filled with entertainment including Hole in One to win a Lexus provided by Lexus Edgware Road, Nearest the Pin, Longest Drive, Beat the Birdie and the introduction of a special ‘Roulette Hole’ where players had the chance to win a £250 Virgin Atlantic voucher.
After some beers and light snack guests then made their way down to the Amber Suite where they were joined by over 250 evening dinner guests, taking the total for the day to just under 400. The dinner was hosted by the fantastic duo, Chris Hollins and Ali Shaw who kept the crowd entertained late into the night.
The main auction on the night raised a staggering £60,000 and was conducted by BBC’s Charlie Ross with lots including golf at The Grove hosted by Nigel Oddy, a holiday to The Maldives, a Tour De France Package, a four night stay with flights to Las Vegas, dinner at Roux hosted by Frank Selvin and many more.
Entertainment was stepped up this year with a fabulous set by Abandoman who thrilled the crowd with the help of ex rugby legends Rob Henderson and Jason Leonard. Cocktails were served around the room and the dancefloor was filled until the early hours with amazing sets from the one only Stacey Soloman and DJ Benny Blanco. This year was another record-breaking year raising an incredible £291,000 which is being shared between Sparks and SWAN UK.House of Fraser Brochure