The British Winter Olympic Gala Dinner
and Auction for Medals
with Guest of Honour
HRH SOPHIE COUNTESS OF WESSEX
In association with British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association
Supported by Bacchus, Boisdale & No.3 Gin
ALL PROCEEDS TO HELP FUND GB WINTER OLYMPIC ATHLETE TRAINING
*All reception drinks, wine & dinner with wine included in ticket price
*Please ignore the timings you are presented with when purchasing a ticket, as you will be seated at 8pm. Tables are available from 10 to 20 guests. Single tickets and smaller groups will be combined onto tables of 12 to 16
6.30PM FIRST FLOOR & GARDEN TERRACE:
Reception with Boisdale Premier Cru Champagne & No. 3 London Dry Gin Martinis & cocktails
8.00PM THE RESTAURANT:
Sumptuous three-course victorious dinner & delicious winning wines
Entertainment: The Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band
Bowmore whisky cured Dunkeld smoked salmon with English asparagus,
fennel, pink grapefruit & brown crab mayonnaise
The Botham All-Rounder Chardonnay 2018, South Eastern Australia
Finest 28 day dry aged Buccleuch Estates fillet of beef, braised oxtail pithivier,
spring greens, smoked Jersey Royal purée
The Botham All-Rounder Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, South Eastern Australia
Selection of British farmhouse cheese
Doyenne du Comice pears, Boisdale chutney, oat cakes
Coffee & petit fours
9.30PM: THE AUCTION FOR MEDALS
Conducted by Nicholas Bonham
10.30PM-1AM FIRST FLOOR & GARDEN TERRACE:
DJ Bruno playing the greatest British hits of all time including:
Queen, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Rod Stewart & more (cash bar)
ABOUT THE BRITISH BOBSLEIGH & SKELETON ASSOCIATION
The British are credited to be the founders of the sport of competitive bobsleigh which became an Olympic sport in 1924. We also had a part to play in developing the sport of skeleton which evolved from the famous Cresta Run and became an Olympic sport in 2002 along with women’s bobsleigh.
Bobsleigh and skeleton for athletes with disabilities are to be included in the Beijing Winter Para Olympic Games in 2022 and both sports will have GB junior athletes competing in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.
Great Britain currently have 6 living bobsleigh and 7 skeleton Olympic medal holders; including the unique Lizzy Yarnold having won *2 gold medals in succession for British Skeleton.
Junior bobsleigh and skeleton athletes have been on the winner’s podium at previous Winter Youth Olympics and now compete at Olympic level. Many of our Olympic Medal winners will be attending the Fundraising dinner as co-hosts.
Both sports are expensive to sustain and require generous awards, grants and donations from: government, sponsors and friends of the sports. We are now in a new Olympiad after the 2018 OWG and the Winter Youth Olympics will be the highlight of the 2019/20 season.
The purpose of the Winter Olympic Gala Dinner, very generously supported by our Patron HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex, is to fill the void that exist in the level of funding required, in particular, to support programmes that need a financial ‘leg’ up. Sufficient additional funding will facilitate the hopes of our young athletes, including those with disabilities, to optimise their talent. They all share the hunger to follow those Olympic medallists who are our bobsleigh and skeleton icons who with other Olympic hopefuls will be joining us on 24th April 19 - by achieving the highest accolade in amateur sport – winning Olympic medals.
Your presence and generous support will be more than appreciated by all those whom you convert their talent and hopes into medal winning reality. We encourage your contribution to our fundraising to be in the Olympic spirit of: Citius - Altius - Fortius!