FOUNDATION’S GALA DINNER SET TO BE A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER

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The Foundation of Light today announced that international music sensation Beverley Knight will headline the charity’s Gala Dinner on Thursday 23rd April 2020, at the Beacon of Light.

The annual event celebrates the achievements of Sunderland AFC’s official charity and the impact it has made to lives in the North East.

In front of special guests, the Gala Dinner showcases the inspiring and heart-warming stories of children, families and adults who have overcome adversity or achieved excellence in sport or education.

Celebrating 25 years in the music industry, Beverley’s strong reputation as a bona fide soul vocalist has earnt her admiration and respect from some of the biggest names in the industry including Prince, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Andrea Bocelli, Tom Jones, Ronnie Wood and more.

The award-winning artist will perform songs from her new album BK25: Beverley Knight with The Leo Green Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall, which sees Beverley’s powerhouse vocals capture the very essence of what the public loves – her energy and consistency as a formidable live performer.

Speaking ahead of the event Beverley said: “I am honoured to be performing at the Foundation of Light’s Gala Dinner, at this unique venue. I am really looking forward to this very special evening, celebrating the positive difference the Foundation has made to so many people’s lives.”

Jemma Dowson, Foundation of Light’s Head of Events added: “We are delighted to announce that the queen of British soul will be performing at our Gala Awards. Beverley adds stardust to an already special evening for our community.

“Last year, songs of Foundation Trustee Sir Tim Rice were performed live by West End artists and this year is set to be bigger and better, making the Gala Dinner the perfect platform to share the emotional and inspiring stories of those we have helped.”

LIMITED number of tickets are available for the event starting from £150 per person which includes VIP drinks reception and three course awards dinner.

All money raised will go towards community projects delivered by the Foundation of Light.

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