Great steaks at charity auction

Over £200 raised plus a great night out


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Many staff and supporters of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability were at the Outback Steakhouse, on Smugglers Way Wandsworth, on Thursday 6th November for an event to launch fundraising activities at the restaurant in support of the hospital, which is based on West Hill.

The Outback Steakhouse are raising money to buy a new ambulance for the hospital over the coming year by adding a £1 voluntary donation to each customer's bill and through other events running during the year.

Royal Hospital Chief Executive, Peter Franklyn ( far left) and his wife (far right) join the Wilson family, relatives of a patient cared for at the hospital.

Mark Megannety, Proprietor of the Outback Steakhouse said: "The atmosphere at the event was great and everybody enjoyed the food, company and entertainment! We are delighted to be supporting the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability and hope to host many more great evenings with them in the coming months."

Guests at the launch event enjoyed a lovely meal before taking part in an exciting game of 'Heads and Tails' with the winner receiving £100 of holiday vouchers (finalists are photographed left mid game!). The evening ended with a special auction, featuring lots such as a meal for two at Outback Steakhouse; a month's Gym membership courtesy of Esporta Health Clubs, Wandsworth; signed photograph of Hollywood heart throb Andy Garcia; a homemade Christmas cake; tickets for four people to Syon House and Gardens; and a signed photo and copy of Dale Winton's autobiography. All items were generously donated for the event.

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability is a national medical charity based in Putney, southwest London. It specialises in assessing and rehabilitating adults with traumatic brain injuries incurred through accidents or strokes. It also provides both treatment and long-term care for people with severe and complex neurological conditions, including Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. The hospital's focus is on restoring independence, using technology to help people communicate and control their surroundings, and supporting families by creating a positive community.

11th November 2003