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Davina returns to Southampton for 2018 charity fundraiser

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The twelfth annual ‘Dine with Davina’ fundraising event for Action Medical Research returns to Southampton on Friday 9 November and the TV star can’t wait:

“This is always one of the highlights of my year; hundreds of ladies getting together for a few giggles and lots of fun… all while helping to raise funds for a very worthy cause. What’s not to like?!”

Davina McCall has supported Action for more than 40 years. She was first introduced to the children’s charity by her gran ‘Pippy’ when she was just a young girl and her passionate dedication has not waned.

“Supporting Action Medical Research has always been important to me and I genuinely look forward to this event in Southampton every year. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone there!”

‘Dine with Davina’ is once again being held at the 5 Star Grand Harbour Hotel from 12 noon – 6pm.

Guests will enjoy a sophisticated drinks reception in the beautiful atrium where there will be an opportunity to chat - and have their photograph taken - with Davina.

There will then be a delicious three course lunch, during which Davina will entertain the diners with anecdotes of her year-gone-by.

Along with the all the usual fundraising fun and games there will be incredible prizes to be won as well as money-can’t-buy items in a ‘Live Auction’ hosted by local legend John Cameron.

And to round off a wonderful afternoon, former Mr England and singing sensation Jordan Williams will be getting you all dancing with his Michael Bublé Tribute Act.

Paula Ray is Action’s Community Fundraising Manager: “’Dine with Davina’ is a fantastic event for us; last year our guests helped raise around £40,000 for the charity which was phenomenal.

“We’ve only got a small number of tables left, so please do get in touch if you’d like to come.”     

Tables of 10 are £795 and individual tickets are £85 (limited availability). If you wish to purchase a table please contact Paula Ray on 

Action is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.

The charity is currently funding research into areas including premature birth, epilepsy, asthma, scarlet fever, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.






Photos (from 2017 event)

Davina with Action staff:
(L-R: Partnership Development Manager Sarah Stevenson, Davina McCall and Community Fundraising Manager for London and the South East Paula Ray)

Davina with Action volunteers:

Davina with Jordan Williams:

Dine with Davina table setting:

Dine with Davina crowd shot:

*Please credit Lee Collier Photography



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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For more than 65 years we’ve helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.

Join our fight for little lives today.

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