The Jessica Bethell Charitable Foundation held its Annual Dinner at York Racecourse on 16th May 2017. This was a wonderful evening attended by 250 guests. Sir Nicolas Soames MP was the entertaining guest speaker and the evening was hosted by Matt Chapman who also conducted the Live Auction. We were also joined by Vinny Smith, who is the CEO of Meningitis Research Foundation who also said a few words. There were over 40 wonderful auction lots donated by a host of generous individuals and organisations. The evening raised in excess of £72,000 and we are delighted with this outcome. Donations will be made to Racing Welfare, Meningitis Research Foundation and The Freddie Tyliki Foundation. Guests were also entertained by the Singing Waiters who were a surprise addition to the evening