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Pop star Mel C set to bring some musical spice to Luton

Written by Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce | 04 Jul 2019

Singer songwriter Mel C is on her way to Luton – set to help Ryebridge Construction raise much needed funds for local charity Age Concern Luton.
Former Olympian and Sports Scientist Greg Whyte, OBE, is the charity’s patron and is helping Ryebridge Director Daniel Coyle organise a sports-themed black-tie birthday party this September.

As well as confirming a performance from Spice Girl Mel C (dubbed Sporty Spice during her years with the girl band), there will be a host of well-known sports names attending.

These include rowing champion and double Olympic gold winner James Cracknell, double Olympic silver medallist/ swimmer Jazz Carlin, BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker and the UK Invictus Games Team Captain Mark “Dot” Perkins.

Other sporting names include Luton’s former professional boxer Billy Schwer and former Luton FC striker and manager Mick Harford. Many more well-known stars will be added to this list over the coming months.

Mel C said: “I am delighted to join a fantastic group of sports legends to raise critical funds for Age Concern Luton to improve the lives of so many older people.”

Daniel said: “To mark our birthday we wanted to have a party so what better way to do this than to support this incredible charity. We are pledging to raise at least £40,000 for Age Concern Luton and our golf day and sports themed dinner will be key to this.

“This will be an evening with a difference – with a sports star on every table, the brilliant ‘3 Minute Rockstar’ band and an auction that will include the chance to sing then and there on stage with Mel C.”

Greg Whyte, who has helped raise over £30million for Comic Relief and famously trained celebrities including David Walliams for his Channel and Thames swims and Eddie Izzard who ran a remarkable 43 marathons in 50 days, said: “Age Concern Luton is an exceptional charity and we are delighted that Ryebridge is so keen to raise funds, which will make a real difference to the lives of older people. Lots of famous sporting faces will be there to join us at every step of the way.”

Ryebridge Construction will celebrate its 10th birthday with two events on Friday, September 13th, 2019: a daytime Charity Golf Day at Luton Hoo and an evening black tie sporting celebrity dinner in the Walled Garden of the Luton Hoo Estate. All this will be in aid of Age Concern Luton.

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Topics: Age Concern, Ryebridge Construction

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