Best Exotic Marigold Hotel star sparkles as Letchworth school celebrates its centenary
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Events to mark the centenary of Letchworth’s St Christopher School continued on Saturday with a glitzy ball which had an A-list actress on the guest list.
Celia Imrie, cherished for her comedy performances alongside Victoria Wood and Julie Walters and most recently seen on the big screen in the hit Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movies, joined more than 300 parents, former pupils, staff, governors and guests at the Barrington Road school.
Celia is vice-patron of Seva Mandir, a non-government organisation that works with thousands of children in the Indian state of Rajathan.
Twice a year sixth form students from St Christopher have the chance to work with Seva Mandir at their learning camps – an experience which has often been described as life changing.
After a meal prepared by catering manager Alison Simpson and her team there was an auction and a raffle that raised more than £6,000 towards the continuing work in India.
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Head teacher Richard Palmer said: “It was great to see so many people attending the ball. I am grateful to them for their generosity and also to all the support staff who planned and carried off the evening with such good humour and style.”
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