OLYMPIC gold medallist Amy Williams MBE came to the aid of Children’s Hospice South West when she stepped up to host a Q&A at the charity’s first sports lunch in Bath.
Rugby legend David Flatman was due to host the event at the Apex Hotel but had to fly to Rome earlier than anticipated to cover the Six Nations.
Joining Williams were Team Bath netballers Beryl Friday and Rachel Shaw; professional surfer Laura Crane, Bath City’s first team manager Jerry Gill and former Leicester, Arsenal and England footballer and now Sky Sports presenter Alan Smith.
As well as an inspiring and interactive Q&A, the event included a drinks reception, two-course lunch, raffle and auction with some exclusive prizes, including a round of golf with professional Chris Wood and a stay in a luxury Spanish villa and an evening with David Flatman.
The day raised more than £5,000 for the charity’s Charlton Farm hospice, located in North Somerset.
The hospice provides first-class care of children and young people with life-limiting conditions in a home from home environment. It provides much-needed short breaks for the whole family. It’s a place where everyone can forget their worries for a while, be a family again and find expert help and support with facing an uncertain future.