David and Georgia Tennant to host charity gala night at Pub in the Park

Image: Line-up of celebrities expected at Pub in the Park’s charity gala in Chiswick

An all-star line-up on Friday 28 June

David and Georgia Tennant will be hosting a charity gala at this year’s Pub in the Park at Chiswick House, alongside celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.

The event, on the Friday night (28 June) promises to be a very starry affair, with other well-known actors, musicians, comedians and TV personalities coming to Chiswick to raise money for former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s charity – The Multibank.

Among the line-up of stars who will be coming are Arabella Weir MBE, Claudia Winkelman, Alex Jones, Romesh Ranganthan, Lenny Henry, Stephen Mangan, Gaby Roslin, Simon Rimmer, Dr Ranj Singh, Jose Pizarro, Matt Tebbutt, Mark Wogan, Andrea McLean and Kate Thornton, and there will be a special guest attendance from Multibank founder, Gordon Brown.

“These stars will appear on stage and around the festival,” say the festival organisers, “plus there will be the usual Michelin starred pop-up restaurants and headline music on the main stage from De La Soul, The Feeling, Stereo MCs and a Vernon Kay DJ set.”

“It’s going to be great fun and a spectacular night to celebrate and support a brilliant charity initiative, we are thrilled to be part of it,” said David and Georgia, who live in Chiswick.

Image: Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown at a Multibank

Rasing funds for Multibanks

Multibanks are being established across the UK to fight poverty and maximise recycling of unused goods. A Multibank is much like a food bank, instead offering clothes, toiletries, bedding, baby goods, hygiene items, and furniture – essential things many families simply cannot afford yet desperately need. They often operate alongside existing food banks.

The idea is simple: companies have surplus goods that people need, and local charities know the people who need them; The Multibank initiative connects the two to reduce the effects of both poverty and environmental waste.

The initiative has been featured by Comic Relief, which helped establish it with £1million of seed funding from from Comic Relief and Amazon. The first were set up in Fife, Scotland and Wigan, Greater Manchester.

In its pilot phase, Multibank have helped 200,000 families with two million goods and now propose to offer 20 million goods to families in the greatest need.

“Pub in the Park has supported various Poverty action charities across the UK since it was established in 2017″ said Tom Kerridge. “This event plans to be one of our most worthwhile and spectacular to date”.

The evening aims to raise between £50,000 and £75,000 for the charity which will be used both nationally and to support the newest Multibank in Greenford, West London, opened just last week.

Tickets are from £55 with £10 per ticket going to the charity and Super VIP Party tickets are £300. With £250 for the charity.

Book tickets – Pub in the Park all-star charity night

Image: David and Georgia Tennant; photograph from their Facebook page

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