A Charity evening with Boycie and Mr Bond …
Exclusive Shropshire chauffeuring experience company White 7 staged a special charity viewing of the latest James Bond film Skyfall, at Cineworld in Shrewsbury.
The event was sponsored by Rybrook BMW of Shrewsbury who hosted a reception in its Battlefield showrooms beforehand, with 77 invited guests being chauffeured in a fleet of BMW saloons to the cinema, returning again to the dealership after the screening for refreshments.
Shropshire based actor John Challis, who rose to fame as ‘Boycie’ in the television series Only Fools and Horses was guest of honour for the event, which raised £2,500 for the Midlands Air Ambulance, who supported the gala evening and are the chosen charity of White 7.
A raffle and auction of donated gifts included a signed David Beckham England shirt, a Cornish holiday, helicopter flight and two copies of books by John Challis, signed on the night, raised £60.
John Challis said: "It has been a terrific night, we were collected from our home at near Ludlow, by a gleaming white chauffeured BMW limousine, but after travelling up and down our farm track it wasn't quite so sparkling!
"I thought that the Bond film was a lot better than the last one and I am delighted to have come along to lend my support to help raise valuable funds."
Event organiser Anthony Randall of White 7 added: "It has been a tremendous evening and our gratitude goes to the 80 guests who have dug deep into their pockets and raised this money, a prime example of how White 7 and its partners can work together to arrange these experiences and at the same time support local good causes."
Midlands Air Ambulance fundraiser Maria Jones commented: "We are so grateful to White 7 for organising this event and for raising such a large sum of money for our charity.
"Keeping on with the Bond theme, we had a 'mission' to raise around two thousand pounds this evening, so to beat that target by £500 is simply brilliant."