Stars announced for the BDCI Annual Festival Dinner

After a sell-out fund-raising evening last year, now’s the time to book your ticket for the cracking BDCI Annual Festival Dinner, which will be held on Friday, 14 October 2011 at the Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane.

Topping the bill for the evening’s entertainment is former Spandau Ballet front-man Tony Hadley and his band, while the comedy will be being provided by the brilliant Al Murray, best-known for his hit stage show, the Pub Landlord.

Michelin-starred Irish chef Ross Lewis, who cooked for the Queen on her recent visit to Ireland, will be overseeing dinner.

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) is the meat industry’s charity, set up to provide support for members of the industry and their dependents at times of crisis, illness or old age.

The annual black-tie dinner is the largest fund-raising activity in the charity’s year, and an ideal opportunity for the industry to get together in aid of a good cause. Last year, more than 1,300 members of the industry partied into the night, raising a record-breaking £100,000.

To find out more information and to book tickets, visit the BDCI website.

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