Kellie’s dinner raises £97,000 for liver charity

Kellie Charge with head chefs at her children's liver disease foundation meal EMN-150427-110134001
Kellie Charge with head chefs at her children's liver disease foundation meal EMN-150427-110134001

The chairman of a committee which organised a dinner said she was delighted that the event raised more than £97,000.

The gala dinner was held at The Dorchester, London, in aid of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

Kellie Charge, of Ketton, is chairman of the organising committee, which puts together the annual event.

Kellie’s daughter Lucy, now 13, was born with the rare and serious disease, biliary atresia, and had a life-saving liver transplant at five months.

Lucy and her sister Mollie were amongst the guests at the dinner which was designed and supervised by four of Britain’s top chefs; Marcus Eaves of London’s Pied a Terre, Claude Bosi of Hibiscus, Joceleyn Herland of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester and Claude Lamarche from The Arts Club, under the direction of the Dorchester’s executive chef, Henry Brosi.

The dinner was also attended by 26 chefs from the country’s finest kitchens. And as well as enjoying a first class menu, guests heard about the work of the foundation from broadcaster Sue Cook, one of the charity’s patrons and from Dr Patrick Mc Kiernan, paediatric hepatologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Kellie said: “It was a truly enjoyable evening and I was delighted to have helped raise so much for a charity which means so much to my family.

“The high point for my girls was definitely meeting the interior designer, Celia Sawyer, as they are keen fans of her Channel 4 show, Four Rooms.”