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Glamorous 007 premier boosts hospice

Posted: Tue 06 Nov 2012
Author: afcb.co.uk

Commercial director Rob Mitchell attends the event with his partner Charlotte Bennett.

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Poole charity Lewis-Manning Hospice screened the brand new James Bond Skyfall film one day earlier than the rest of the UK - raising £7500 for patient care.

Empire Cinema and Lemur Landings was transformed into a glamorous red carpet premier event with help from sponsors  LV=, Savills and Tower Park. Well known TV celebrity Debra Stephenson attended and members of the Aston Martin Owners Club brought along five of their own iconic cars worth £1 million and a luxury RIB (rigid inflatable boat). 

Tickets sold out in less than one week for the premiere and raked in £6000 for the charity, and an additional £1,500 was raised on the night from the sale of raffle tickets and donations. 

Sara Sheppard, community fundraiser said Lewis-Manning Hospice was privileged to show the blockbuster ahead of its UK release to cinemas: “It was a fantastic premiere event and every guest looked stunning and really put the effort in to look glamorous. We raised an amazing amount of money for the hospice and it's a great way to celebrate James Bond's 50th anniversary on the hospice's 20th anniversary.”

AFC Bournemouth commercial director, Rob Mitchell said, "It was a great evening and a real buzz to be seeing the movie before everyone else. Black Label Event's catering was exceptional and on behalf of them and AFC Bournemouth I want to say how proud we are to be involved with such a great charity."

Funds raised from the night will go directly to the hospice which provides free care and support to local people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.