Monday, 2 December 2013

Variety Club Golfing Society Annual Stag Dinner

What a fantastic night to be had by all the 600 guests attending the annual Stag Night at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Celebrities from the world of sport, comedy and TV turned out to support this wonderful charity that raises money to buy Sunshine Coaches for less able children. The evening was full of laughter and comedy, as always. I have been to this event for over 20 years, I really look forward to it because of the great comedians........ But most importantly the guests are always so generous and so much money is raised for the charity.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Broomstick, Poppy & Snowflake Balls, What a week !

What a busy week we've had!
From the Intercontinental Hotel ( Broomstick Ball ) to the Drapers' Hall ( Poppy Ball ) to the London Marriott Hotel ( Snowflake Ball ) we've been rushed off our feet this week. Snapping away and supporting those wonderful charities Cancer Research UK, Broomstick and Snowflake and The Royal British Legion- Poppy Ball. A lot of money was raised over the 3 evenings for the charities.
Amongst the guests of honor supporting the charities were; Princess Beatrice and Sir Jeffrey Archer.


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

New Beacon Ball - 1001 Arabian Nights

A fabulous night was had by all at The New Beacon Ball on Saturday. The Arabian theme was taken very seriously by some of the guests, I'm sure any Arab prince or princess would have felt at home!

As always the New Beacon parents' association did a fantastic job in organising this wonderful evening and we at Capital Events Photography would like to thank them once again for inviting us back.



Thursday, 6 June 2013

What a busy week!

The last week has been busy for us, running from the RAC Club in Epsom to The Berkshire Golf Club, back to Epsom and finishing off with 2 days in Wales with the fabulous Poppleton & Appleby Golf Classic.

                                       The 27th Poppleton & Appleby 
                             Celebrity Golf Classic at St Pierre  

This fabulous event, hosted by Poppleton & Appleby and the Variety Club Golfing Society, has been going for 27 years. I attended my first one back in 1994, when I was still wearing shorts, as pointed out by the host, Martin Coyne.  

Guests are entertained over the weekend, starting with a gala dinner on Sunday night, followed by a celebrity golf day the next morning. The objective is to donate a Sunshine Coach to various schools, this year's lucky recipient was Queensbury School in Erdington, Birmingham.

Amongst the celebrities attending were; Kevin Whately, Tiff Needell, Warren Clarke, Len Goodman, Paul Jones, Willie Thorne and Keith O'Keefe to name but a few.  
Martin Coyne and guests enjoying the sun

Keith O'Keefe entertaining the guests 

Lucky guests receiving their little doggies

Dancing the night away

Len Goodman teaching a few moves to his team mates

Enjoying a well deserved drink after a round of golf

Coach presentation to Queensbury School

This is what it's all about

It got the seal of approval from one of the pupils

The 2013 Poppleton & Appleby Golf Classic Winning Team 

                                                         Derby Week

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Variety Club Golfing Society Captain's Day at Walton Heath

Yesterday the first golf day of the season, the annual Variety Club Golfing Society Captain's Day, got off to a chilly start but it soon warmed up when the loyal celebrities and supporters turned out in force at Walton Heath golf course to support this worthwhile charity!

As usual, some of them had to struggle through 3 hours of M25 traffic, nothing new there, but all arrived safely.

This year's captain, Kevin Whately, opened the show with a great drive, as you can see from his reaction below. Other celebrities attending were Russ Abbott, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Roger de Courcy, Ian Irving, David Redfern, Paul Jones, Joe Goodman, Pat Jennings, Dave Bassett, Jess Conrad, Ray Clemence, Ian Balding and Chris Hollins.

Kevin Whately presented a mini bus to Woodlands Meed School from all the members of The Variety Club of Great Britain Golfing Society.

This year's co-sponsers were Anthony Trafford and the ever colourful Gavin Wilding!

2013 Captain, Kevin Whately

A well deserved round of applause for our Captain after that magnificent first drive off!

Chris Hollins reporting for duty to Peter Stovold 

 Tim Brooke Taylor 

Gavin Wilding

Teachers and pupils from Woodlands Meed receiving their mini bus

Kevin Whately

The winner of the 2013 Captain's Day, Pat Jennings with Kevin Whately, Gavin Wilding and Anthony Trafford 
Ian Irving was the unfortunate soul who spent longer on the M25 than on the golf course! But still did a great job on the auction. 

The Variety Club Golfing Society can be contacted on 020 8622 3945