Organised by Cambridge Quy Mill Hotel, in conjunction with The Prince’s Trust, Cambridge Roar comprises six high-quality events taking place between 16 and 20 July with the purpose of raising funds for this extraordinary young people’s charity.
First up, have Lunch with an Old Bag at the hotel on Wednesday 16 July. Hosted by celebrity stylist, socialite and The Prince’s Trust ambassador Lewis-Duncan Weedon, ladies will be entertained over lunch as Lewis-Duncan reveals secrets about how to wear the latest trends – and dishes the dirt on what really goes on at London Fashion Week!
There’ll also be a chance to bid for some of the fashion industry’s most coveted handbags at the auction, and guests are encouraged to bring ‘an old bag’ to add to the mix. A silent auction offering an array of prizes, many of which fit firmly into the ‘money can’t buy’ category, will also take place. 12.30-4pm (tickets £75).
On 17 July, businessmen and women in the area are invited to gather for a Business to Business Exhibition. Chat, exchange ideas and swap cards over refreshments from 10am until 4pm, it’s a great chance to network (free – but registration is required). Stands are also available for businesses wanting to exhibit.
Later that evening, guest speakers from the sporting world will head up a Sporting Dinner at 7pm (tickets £50). Mingle with your sporting heroes (including former Zimbabwean test cricketer Henry Olonga), hear some great stories and help to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust with the chance to bid for auction prizes including signed, bespoke sporting memorabilia, luxury holidays and magnificent dining experiences.
If dancing to classic pop hits is more your thing, get your name down for 80s Night on Saturday 19 July. The Cambridge Roar marquee will play host to a live concert featuring Tight Fit, Sinitta, Katrina (of Katrina and the Waves) and other icons from pop’s greatest decade. Starts 7pm, tickets £35. Leg warmers at the ready…!
The series comes to a spectacular close with the Grand Wedding Fair on 20 July by Unique Event Planning. From midday, get in the marriage mood and see the hotel and grounds dressed for a wedding reception, featuring classic cars in the courtyard, stalls and more. Entry is free – plus gift bags and welcome drinks for the first 100 brides.