Our Next Event

Our next event will be in 2019

Dorney Lake

Speaker TBC

We have enjoyed a fantastic year largely thanks to the incredible Mark Foster and Greg Rutherford MBE. The sponsors will now debrief and make plans for next year.

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The Programme

  • 12.15hrs Event doors open - Networking

  • 12.45hrs Guests seated for lunch, welcome presentations and grant awards

  • 13.30hrs Two course lunch. £10 raffle for SportsAid collection

  • 14.30hrs Guest Speaker: TBC

  • 15.00hrs Raffle draw and close


Pre-book your ticket(s) now

Individual tickets for the event are £30 and £300 for a table of 10. To discuss corporate packages or how you can support the club, contact Steve Perry on 01753 279006 or email steve.perry@bpcollins.co.uk.

Guarantee your place at our next lunch by completing the booking form.

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Our Next Event

  • Ray Wilkins MBE

    Friday 12 October 2018 | Greg Rutherford MBE (Athletics)

    Dorney Lake

    Thalia Kirby, 17, a golfer from Marlow and Ceara Barber,16, a swimmer from Gerrards Cross have been awarded £1,000 each by long jump Olympic medallist Greg Rutherford. Greg won his gold medal in the long jump on Super Saturday at the London Olympics in 2012 alongside Jess Ennis and Mo Farah.

    Rutherford leaps to the aid of two teenage Bucks athletes.

  • Ray Wilkins MBE

    Friday 20 May 2018 | Mark Foster (Swimming)

    Dorney Lake

    Louise Sugden, a para power lifter from High Wycombe, was awarded £1,000 and presented the award from Mark Foster, Britain's most decorated male swimmer. Louise had just returned from the Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast with a silver medal.

    Bucks SportsAid award for Commonwealth 2018 medalist Louise Sugden.

  • Ray Wilkins MBE

    Friday 20 October 2017 | Ray Wilkins MBE (Football)

    Dorney Lake

    Mari received her award from Ray Wilkins MBE, Sky Sports pundit, former England footballer, and former manager at QPR and Fulham FC, who went on to win the Premiership when assistant manager at Chelsea FC. The event raised over £3,800. Very sadly, Ray passed away shortly after this event. RIP Butch.

    Sportsaid’s Bucks Sporting Lunch Club awards its first Para Dressage rider.

  • Dame Katherine Grainger

    Friday 28 April 2017 | Dame Katherine Grainger (Rowing)

    Dorney Lake

    Katherine won Olympic silver at Rio 2016, gold at London 2012 to add to her silver medals from Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004, and Beijing in 2008, as well as six world championships titles in her collection. Katherine is Britain’s most decorated female Olympic athlete and the first British woman to win medals at five successive games. She was recently appointed the new chair of UK Sport. The lunch raised £4,000 bringing total amount of donations to £35,000.

    Georgia Carmichael awarded £1,000 from SportsAid’s Bucks Sporting Lunch Club.

  • Adrian Moorhouse MBE

    Friday 21 October 2016 | Adrian Moorhouse MBE (Swimming)

    Harleyford Golf Club

    Headline speaker was Adrian Moorhouse, who won a Gold medal in the 100m breaststroke in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Adrian is a former SportsAid alumni so fully understands the importance of the grants and the impact they can make in enabling young talent to compete on the international stage.

    £1,000 grant boost for Marlow Rower Ben Simon.

  • Amy Williams MBE

    Friday 20 May 2016 | Amy Williams MBE (Skeleton Bob)

    Dorney Lake

    Another excellent crowd witnessed promising Buckinghamshire sports stars Max Tulloch (para-swimming), Anya Wood and Razia Quashie (both netball) each receive £1k grants from the Bucks SportsAid foundation. Max received his grant from Winter Olympics gold medallist Amy Williams MBE. The lunch raised a further £4.5k for future funding.

    £1,000 grant boost for three promising Bucks athletes.

  • Ian Robertson

    Friday 13 November 2015 | Ian Robertson (Rugby)

    Dorney Lake

    Another full crowd witnessed promising Buckinghamshire sports stars Jamal Khan (boxer), Connie Dean (swimmer) and Alex Smallwood (sailor) each receive a career boost in the shape of a £750 grant from the Bucks SportsAid Foundation. The trio were presented with their awards from legendary rugby commentator Ian Robertson, who was fresh from this year’s Rugby World Cup. The lunch raised over £6,500.

    Sporting treble - grant boost for three young athletes.

    • Sharron Davies

      Friday 8 May 2015 | Sharron Davies MBE (Swimming)

      Dorney Lake

      Sell-out audience sees Amy Jones from Amersham (squash) and Georgie Whitaker from Marlow (hockey) each receive £750 grant. The pair were presented with their awards by Olympic and Commonwealth Games medalist, and now TV presenter, former swimmer Sharron Davies MBE. Sharron talked about her career and the important role that SportsAid plays in helping up-and-coming sports stars of the future. The lunch raised over £4,500.

      Twin grants for future Bucks sports stars.

      • Geoff Miller

        Friday 24 October 2014 | Geoff Miller OBE (Cricket)

        Dorney Lake

        Charlotte West, the teenage golfer from Prestwood who has taken the golf world by storm, has received a £750 grant from the Bucks SportsAid Foundation. She was congratulated by former England cricketer and national squad selector Geoff Miller OBE. Miller provided the audience with an insight into the many highlights of his sporting career, playing with the likes of Viv Richards, Ian Botham and Geoff Boycott. The lunch raised over £3,000 for SportsAid.

        Charlotte's SportsAid grant puts her on course for success.

        • Derek Redmond

          Friday 9 May 2014 | Derek Redmond (Athletics)

          Dorney Lake

          Rufus Biggs from Marlow, and netball player Tash Pavelin from Holmer Green, near High Wycombe, received grants from former British sprinter and two-time Olympian Derek Redmond. Redmond, who was world 4 x 400m relay champion in 1991 and was famously carried across the finishing line by his father at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics after a devastating hamstring injury, kept the audience entertained with stories of life on the athletics circuit.

          Bucks duo handed cash boost.

          • Chalfont Softball Club

            Friday 6 December 2013 | Bucks Sports Awards

            Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

            Bucks Sporting Lunch Club supported the Bucks & MK Sports Awards 2013 evening by sponsoring the Club of the Year, which was won by Chalfont Softball Club. The award, announced on December 6 at a glittering reception at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre for sporting heroes from across the region, caps a memorable year of success for the county in 2013. The evening was hosted by Olympic badminton silver medallist Gail Emms and BBC's Shaun Peel, with guest of honour triple Paralympic gold winning medal equestrian Sophie Christensen.

            • Winckless

              Friday 18 October 2013 | Sarah Winckless (Rowing)

              Dorney Lake

              Two hard-working young athletes from Burnham and Aylesbury have each received a boost to their careers with a £750 grant from the Bucks SportsAid Foundation. Twenty-four-year-old sprinter and MENCAP athlete Dan Greene, together with teenage wheelchair basketball player George Winsborrow, received their cheques from local rower and former double world champion Sarah Winckless. Thanks to the backing of sponsors and supporters from many local businesses who attended, the lunch raised a superb £4,000 for SportsAid to help fund future grants.

            • Edwards

              Friday 28 June 2013 | Eddie the Eagle Edwards (Ski Jumping)

              Dorney Lake

              Two young Marlow athletes are flying high after British sporting legend Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards presented each of them with a £750 grant from the Bucks SportsAid Foundation. Nineteen-year-old athlete Pippa Woolven and Jack Clee, 17, who plays hockey, each received the donation from Edwards who kept the audience entertained with tales of how he struggled to fund his Olympic dreams – including eating food from waste bins, using equipment donated by other teams and even staying in a mental hospital to save on accommodation costs. The lunch raised over £3,500 for SportsAid.

            • David Lloyd Redway Runners

              Tuesday 27 November 2012 | Bucks Sports Awards

              Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

              Bucks Sporting Lunch Club supported the Bucks & MK Sports Awards 2012 evening by sponsoring the Club of the Year, which was won by David Lloyd Redway Runners. The award, announced on November 27 at a glittering reception at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre for sporting heroes from across the region, caps a memorable year of success for the county in 2012. The evening was hosted by Olympic badminton silver medallist Gail Emms and BBC's Shaun Peel, with guest of honour triple Paralympic gold winning medal equestrian Sophie Christensen.

            • Donna Fraser

              Friday 27 April 2012 | Donna Fraser (Athletics)

              Dorney Lake

              Alice Freeman from Marlow, who already plays hockey for England, and GB judo squad star Emma Pang from Burnham, were presented with grants. Donna Fraser, who benefited from SportsAid funding during her early career, gave an insight into the competitive world of British athletics, recalling how she overcame being a painfully shy girl from Croydon to realising she had an athletic ability after much encouragement from her family. £3,800 was raised on the day.

              Bucks SportsAid grant to two talented teenages.

            • Danny Crates

              Friday 21 October 2011 | Danny Crates (Paralympic Athlete)

              The Crowne Plaza, Marlow

              Twenty-two-year-old wheelchair racer Nikki Emerson from Prestwood, near High Wycombe, and GB rugby star Lauren Cattell, 17, from Chesham, were presented with grants. Guest of honour Danny Crates was set for a promising rugby career before a horrific accident in 1994 resulted in the loss of his right arm. He inspired the audience with the story of how he had fought his way to the top, describing when he won the 800m gold medal at the Athens Paralympic Games 2004 as the moment when he had "finally achieved his dream". The lunch raised over £4,000 for SportsAid.

            • Karen Pickering

              Friday 13 May 2011 | Karen Pickering MBE (Swimming)

              Dorney Lake

              Becky Menday, from Waddesdon, and rower Lewis Sloan, from Windsor, were presented with cheques by British swimming star Karen Pickering. More than 130 business people heard Karen speak about foughting back from a career-threatening back injury to win more championship medals for Britain than any other female swimmer. A former recipient of SportsAid funding, Karen emphasised the importance for young athletes to know that someone other than their parents recognised their potential. The lunch raised £4,500.

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