England’s most capped cricketer, Alec Stewart, kept his audience entertained with tales from the crease at a recent sporting dinner sponsored by Clydesdale Bank and hosted by the IoD Kent at the Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells.
Guests, who included businessmen and women from across the county, raised almost £4,000 with an auction and raffle in aid of Wooden Spoon, the national rugby players and supporters’ charity which supports physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged children.
Chris Winning, Managing Partner at Clydesdale Bank’s FSC Tunbridge Wells said: “We enjoy the chance to support an event like this which brings people together and allows them to network while supporting a great cause.”
Frazer Thompson, IoD Kent Chairman and Managing Director of Chapel Down Winery at Small Hythe near Tenterden, said: “This annual sporting dinner is one of the many occasions in the IoD calendar which allows members and their guests to get together.
“We also learned that being part of the England cricket team is very like running a modern business – you might have your successes but people like to remind you of your failures!”