Former England Rugby captain Lewis Moody was the special guest at a recent charity lunch held at Church House Conference Centre. The event, organised by Under the Posts, was held to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Parasol Charity - an organisation which provides aid and comfort to injured service personnel and their families - and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Under the Posts was created in 2004 following England’s success at the 2003 Rugby World Cup. It organises fundraising events for and on behalf of members of the team and their associated charities.
Guests enjoyed a sumptuous three course meal created by Church House Conference Centre's in-house award winning caterers Kudos. This was followed by a question and answer session with Lewis Moody during which he told stories from his days playing with the England Rugby team as well as revealing the highs and lows of his remarkable career. Former hockey player Roger Dakin compered the event, entertaining guests with anecdotes throughout the afternoon. The lunch also included an auction of signed rugby memorabilia and tickets for future Under the Post events, as well as a silent auction, with all proceeds being split between the three charities.
General Manager of Church House Conference Centre Robin Parker says: “Church House Conference Centre is renowned for hosting high profile personalities. We’re delighted the lunch with Lewis Moody proved so successful. The Harvey Godwin suite provided an intimate setting and meant the 94 guests were able to feel close to one of the country’s biggest rugby stars. Those who attended thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon of sporting entertainment and donated very generously. The money raised from the event will greatly benefit three worthy charitable causes.”