Charity poker tournament tonight

Charity poker tournament tonight

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Top pros and poker loving celebrities will be heading to Les Ambassadeurs in Mayfair tonight for a special charity event.

The Raising The Stakes Inaugural Founder's Evening will raise funds for the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital charity.

The evening is part of a campaign from the gaming industry that hopes to raise £500,000 for a new high dependency bay in the Hospital's Cardiac Critical Care unit which will provide life saving care for young patients.

As well as a friendly poker tournament attendees will also be treated to a champagne reception and three-course dinner as well as having the opportunity to bid in an exclusive auction. Among those expected to play are former queen of Albert Square, Barbara Windsor, broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli and award winning chef Antonio Carluccio.

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