Cambridge Fundraising Committee Events

Join the Cambridge Fundraising Committee for a wide range of fascinating events

The Cambridge Fundraising Committee has generously supported us since 1999. Throughout the year they run a whole host of interesting events to raise money for our Cambridge ‘Homes from Home’, Acorn House and Chestnut Houses. Read on to find out what they have planned this autumn.

To purchase tickets for an event listed below, please email the Cambridge Fundraising Committee or call 07760 232 087.

 

Tuesday 17 Jan:  Madingley Hall Gardens: Past and present

Richard Gant has been the Head Gardener at Madingley Hall for 35 years. He will give an illustrated talk about the hall’s beautiful, landscaped gardens.

  • Coffee & biscuits at 10.30 hr. Talk 11.00hr. Tickets £10
  • Gog Magog Golf Club, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3AB

Tuesday 24 Jan:  Frida Kahlo: A life in art 

Fiona Rose, Arts Society Lecturer, will give an illustrated talk about the Mexican artist, her tumultuous life, and her art.

  • Coffee & biscuits at 10.30 hr. Talk 11.00hr. Tickets £10
  • Gog Magog Golf Club, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3AB

Monday 30 Jan: Luncheon – Rupert Brooke and Fortnum & Mason

Dame Mary Archer DBE will give an illustrated talk about the poet Rupert Brooke and his life at the Old Vicarage, Grantchester.

Andrea Tanner. archivist at Fortnum and Mason, will give an illustrated talk titled ‘By Appointment: Fortnum & Mason, grocers to Royalty since 1707’.

  • 1st talk at 12.30hr followed by 2 course lunch, wine & coffee
  • Gift stalls and coffee from 11.00hr. Tickets £40.00
  • Madingley Hall, Cambridge CB23 8AQ

Saturday 11 Feb: P & A WOOD (Rolls Royce & Bentley official heritage dealers)

World famous P & A Wood, restorers of Rolls Royce, Bentley and other famous marques, offer an opportunity to view their workspace and see the restoration of classic cars. 

  • Coffee and biscuits served at 9.45hr followed by a 2-hour guided tour. 
  • Tickets £20.00 (limited numbers) 
  • P & A Wood, Great Easton, Dunmow, Essex CM6 2H

QUIZ EVENING 

Enter a team of 6-8 people or apply as an individual and join others to form a team on the night. Prizes for the winning team.  

  • Doors open 19.00hr: Quiz will start promptly at 19.30hr 
  • The Perse School, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8QF  
  • Tickets: £15.00 (includes a Ploughman’s supper): please complete an extra Quiz Night Ticket & Team Application Form for this event – see the main Ticket Application Form for further details and how to obtain a copy of this extra form if you do not have one

Monday 20 Feb: Luncheon – Coco Chanel and Burlington Arcade

Connie Karol-Burke, Curator at the V&A, will give an illustrated talk on the life of Coco Chanel and the forthcoming Chanel exhibition, which opens in September 2023.

Mark Lord, Head Beadle of the Burlington Arcade in Piccadilly, will talk about the arcade’s fascinating history.

  • 1st talk at 12.30hr followed by 2 course lunch, wine & coffee
  • Gift stalls and coffee from11.00hr. Tickets £40.00
  • Madingley Hall, Cambridge CB23 8AQ

Tuesday 21 Feb: British studio pottery  

Helen Ritchie, Curator of Modern Applied Art at the Fitzwilliam Museum, will give an illustrated talk about ceramics from late 19th Century to the present day, including works by Bernard Leach, Edmund de Waal and Grayson Perry.

  • Coffee & biscuits at 10.30 hr. Talk 11.00hr. Tickets £10
  • Gog Magog Golf Club, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3AB

Friday 3 Mar: An introduction to Richard Wagner

Andy Swarbrick, Wagner enthusiast, will give an illustrated talk with musical excerpts about Wagner and his world-famous music.

  • Wine reception 19.00 hr; talk will start 19.15 hr, followed by a two-course supper with wine.  Tickets £25.00
  • 4 Selwyn Gardens, Cambridge CB3 9AY

Tuesday 7 Mar: Cambridge Nobel Prizes in Medicine

Dr Nick Barnes will give an illustrated talk. Since it was first awarded in 1901, the Nobel Prize has gained unique status. In the past 65 years, 19 Cambridge academics have been awarded the Prize in Physiology and Medicine, and Nick will briefly review the lives and work of some of these great scientists.

  • Wine 19.00hr. Talk 19.30hr. Tickets £14.00 (includes wine)
  • Gog Magog Golf Club, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3AB

Tuesday 14 Mar: Tea party – fools gold

Sam Bilton, food historian, BBC Radio broadcaster and Author, will give a talk about the history of saffron, its medical and culinary uses, and its folk lore. The nearby town of Saffron Walden in Essex is renowned for the production of saffron.

  • Talk at 14.00hr. Tickets £16.00 (includes afternoon tea)
  • Freemasons Hall, Bateman St, Cambridge CB21 1NA

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