More than 165 people attended The Friends of Rutland Sailability’s annual charity dinner at Greetham Valley Golf Hotel.
The Rev Richard Coles was the speaker at the event and he spoke about his childhood in Northamptonshire and his music career in London in the 1980s.
A member of The Communards, Richard had a number one hit with ‘Don’t You Leave Me This Way’ as well as other songs.
As a journalist and a broadcaster he works for the BBC and writes on many subjects. He currently hosts Saturday Live in BBC Radio 4 on Saturday mornings and has appeared on such programmes as Have I Got News For You and Qi.
A raffle at the dinner raised £915 which will go towards the group’s funds.
Chairman of Friends of Rutland Sailability Andrew Hunter, said: “Richard’s often amusing anecdotes took us through his varied and interesting life and made the occasion a great success for everybody.”
Our picture shows,from left, Friends of Rutland Sailability chairman Andrew Hunter, Mike Baumber, of the Friends of Rutland Sailability, the Rev Richard Coles, Sarah Forsyth, of Friends of Rutland Sailability and Martin Sutcliffe, chairman of Rutland Sailability.