Humanitarian and Author Terry Waite was the guest of honour at our charity lunch held at Crewe Hall.

Mr Waite was interviewed by BBC North West Tonight presenter, Annabel Tiffin, and proved a highly entertaining speaker, covering a wide range of stories, notably the unforgettable four years he spent in captivity in Lebanon.

The occasion was the latest in our series of ‘An Audience with’ events, which allow guests to enjoy a two-course lunch before gaining an insight into the life of a well-known figure.

Carol Smith from Nantwich was one of the 90 guests to have enjoyed the occasion: “It was a superb event. Thank you so much for seating me at Terry’s table – he is a most personable, fascinating person!”

Catherine Moore, Senior Events Fundraiser at St Luke’s, added: “I would like to say a really big thank you to Terry Waite for giving up his time. He was an extremely funny and humble man and his stories resulted in such a contrast of emotions from laughter to tears. He was truly fascinating.”

“I will remember it for a long, long time and look forward to the next one.”

–  Carol Smith from Nantwich

The audience were invited to ask questions at the end and took part in a silent auction with prizes donated from local businesses including a day trip on a narrowboat, the services for day of two professional landscape gardeners and a meal for four with wine tasting at DeFine Wines in Sandiway which raised over £1000 for St Luke’s.

Interested in our next ‘An Audience with’ event?

We’re delighted to announce that television producer and screenwriter, Phil Redmond, will be our next guest on Wednesday 20th September at Eaton Hall on the Grosvenor Estate, Chester. To register your interest in the event, please complete the short form below.

For more information on our forthcoming events, please contact our events team on 01606 555688 or visit our events page.