Duke will be special guest at King John Cup charity dinner in King’s Lynn

The Duke of Edinburgh, who will be special guest at the King John Cup dinner tonight. Picture: Ian B

The Duke of Edinburgh, who will be special guest at the King John Cup dinner tonight. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

The Duke of Edinburgh will be the special guest at a charity dinner in King's Lynn tonight.

The High Sheriff of Norfolk and the Mayor West Norfolk are jointly hosting the special King John Cup Dinner at Lynn Town Hall.

It will raise money for the High Sheriff's fund Nourishing Norfolk Together and the Mayor's charity West Norfolk Young Carers.

The guest speaker for the evening is Let's Talk Magazine's columnist Carol Bundock.

Guests at the black-tie event have paid a minimum of £100 per ticket to attend. The proceeds from the dinner will be divided between the two charities.

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High Sheriff Henry Cator said: 'It is a huge honour that His Royal Highness has agreed to attend the King John Cup Dinner as it means so much to local people.

'We have organised a splendid dinner cooked by two Countesses with local food generously given by so many local suppliers and estates. It promises to be a very light hearted and amusing event.

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'My year as High Sheriff has been a very humbling experience as I have met so many wonderful volunteers who freely and generously give of their time to so many good causes throughout the county. I am enormously grateful to those who have given to the High Sheriff's Nourishing Norfolk Together fund.'

Mayor Geoffrey Wareham added: 'I am delighted at the response we've had to this dinner and at the generosity of our guests. I am very much looking forward to meeting our guests tomorrow evening and thanking them for their support.'

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