Emma Levy is hosting a pre-regatta charity lunch at the Remenham Club to raise funds for the Student Services organisation at The Henley College, the Friends of Townlands Hospital and the Chiltern Centre for disabled children and young adults.
Emma, a former environmental lobbyist, says she is concerned about the financial situation of the Student Services following 10 years of government cutbacks.
She said: “Being able to participate in an event that can substantially help the future of students, the disabled and our own hospital is something that makes me feel very proud.
“I realise just how important the Student Services at the college are. It supports the safety and welfare of students, assists with financial issues and can provide counsellors to help students as they progress.
“I am also delighted that I can help the Chiltern Centre, which provides so much care and respite for the disabled and their families in Henley and the surrounding areas. It is a truly local charity and deserves support from the people of the town.
“Our recently new Townlands Hospital is a facility we should all be proud of. The Friends of Townlands Hospital provides services for the hospital and equipment for the benefit of all those using Townlands and I am pleased to be able to support it.”
The event will take place on Saturday 29 June and will consist of a drinks reception, a five course lunch with wine, live music and an auction and a quiz presented by Olympic skier and TV presenter Graham Bell. Tickets are priced £95.
The Remenham Club is on the river bank close to Upper Thames Rowing Club in Remenham Lane.
There are still a few tickets left. To book go to www.henleycommunityfundraising.com