Teesside good causes are in for a speedy boost when Formula 1 legend Damon Hill visits the region for a sporting dinner at Hardwick Hall Hotel.
The 1996 world champion is guest speaker at the latest dinner organised by Teesside events business Sporteous UK.
Funds raised from the event are being donated to charitable Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation to be shared between charities and community groups across the region.
The Damon Hill event is the latest sporting dinner organised by Sporteous UK director Sarah Porteous following the huge success of last year’s Champions Reunion featuring England’s 1966 World Cup winners Sir Geoff Hurst and Gordon Banks.
The event, which takes place on November 20, features a three-course dinner before Hill speaks and takes part in a Q&A with guests.
Hill, whose father Graham was also a Formula 1 champion, promises to give an intimate insight into the driving forces in his private life that led to his successful motor racing career and ultimately to him becoming world champion.
Sponsored by Shutter Media, the event is being hosted by former Premier League referee Jeff Winter and also features a comedy set by impressionist Mike Maguire.
Sarah Porteous said: ‘It’s shaping up to be a great night with more than 250 tickets sold already. Our aim is to give local companies an experience they will never forget.
“Whether it was to entertain clients, treat their staff to a fun night out or to just enjoy the company of a world motor racing legend.”
Having raised £4,000 for charity via last year’s Champions Reunion, Sarah aims to net even more this time around, with several spectacular prizes donated by local businesses.
Tickets start from £80 and £750 for a table of 10. VIP and business packages are available on request. Contact Sarah on 07908 848020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org