The Dinner - The evening consists of one key race,
an outstanding three course meal, exciting
entertainment and amazing auction lots.

The October Club Dinner [5]

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The Dinner

The evening starts at 6pm with a cocktail reception in the River Room overlooking the Embankment Gardens and the Thames beyond. At 7.15pm guests move to the largest of The Savoy’s banqueting rooms, the Lancaster Room, where they are greeted by the Chair and introduced to the charity of the year. We get to hear about the charity's important work and the key aims of its transformational project for which we are raising funds.    

As part of the evening’s entertainment, and prior to the event, guests have the opportunity to sponsor their own horse and jockey in a race shown during the dinner. 

Horse and jockey sponsorship costs £1,000. The race card included in the centre spread of the evening programme includes horse names and numbers as chosen by the owner, as well as the owners' names. Jockey colours are supplied by Ladbrokes.

Once bets from the room are in, the horses are off. At the end of the race the MC announces the winnings, as calculated by the Ladbrokes backroom team, and hostesses return to the tables to pay the winners. The owner of the winning horse gets a top prize.

All proceeds from race bets are added to the overall funds raised on the night.

The Auction

Throughout the evening, guests are able to bid on a multitude of generously donated auction items via state of the art technology. However, the very best lots are saved until after dinner, when our marvellous auctioneer and committee member, Martin Pope, hosts a live auction.