Eddie the Eagle Soars into Charity Dinner

Apr 19, 2024

We were delighted to welcome British ski-jumping legend ‘Eddie the Eagle’ to Cokethorpe’s 2024 Charity Dinner, organised by Upper Sixth student, Alice (Swift), to raise money for Helen & Douglas House, the local children’s hospice.

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The evening began with the CEO of Helen & Douglas House, Jane Long, and Head of Sixth Form, Mr Tolputt, sharing their stories, and inspiring guests about the incredible work done by the charity. After a delicious dinner provided by the Catering Department, it was over to ‘Eddie the Eagle’ (Michael Edwards) to entertain the audience with highlights of his illustrious ski-jumping career. This was followed by a Q&A and, of course, the opportunity to have photos taken with the man himself. The evening closed with an online auction, where guests had the opportunity to bid for a selection of fantastic prizes which included a week in Devon, a lunch at Pierre Victoire and even one of Eddie the Eagle’s skis!

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Congratulations to Alice for organising such a wonderful evening, and a huge thank you to everyone who supported the event, donated prizes and gave so generously on the evening. If you would still like to donate to this amazing charity, please do so by visiting our JustGiving page, here.

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