An Aberdeen charity committee is gearing up to welcome former Coronation Street actor Brian Capron to their event next month.
The Aberdeen Ladies Lunch committee for children’s charity Action Medical Research will host the event at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa on North Deeside Road on March 13 from 11.30am.
Brian played Richard Hillman in the ITV series and will be the guest speaker at this year’s event. His career spans nearly 50 years, during which time he has appeared in hundreds of plays and TV programmes, from the Sweeney, Minder and Bergerac to Grange Hill, Coronation Street, Midsummer Murders and New Tricks.
He has won five awards at the British Soap Awards bagging Best Actor, Best Villain, Best Exit, Best Scene and Best Storyline. He also won the ‘Villain of the Decade’ at the Inside Soap Awards.
The annual fundraiser has been running for more than 20 years and attendees will also be treated to a welcome drink and a delicious two-course lunch with wine.
There will also be a raffle with prizes from various local companies including Finnies The Jeweller, Aberdeen Audi and The Aberdeen Clinic.
Committee member Maggie Atchison, said: “It’s always a lovely day and our guests are so generous in supporting such an important charity, we can’t wait to see everyone there on the 12th March.
“I’m sure Brian will be very entertaining this year with his stories from his life as an actor.”
Action Medical Research’s community fundraiser for Aberdeen, Suzanne Fleming, added: “We are so lucky to have such passionate supporters here in Aberdeen. The committee work tirelessly to support Action Medical Research – regularly attracting hundreds of guests for their lunches – and the funds raised by this annual event make such a difference to our ongoing work.
“I can’t wait to see everyone there on March 12.”
Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.
The charity is currently funding research into areas including premature birth, epilepsy, scarlet fever, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.
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