Radio DJ Chris Evans brings annual Children in Need rally to Chewton Glen

Bournemouth Echo: CLASSIC COLLECTION: Chris and the gang at the Chewton Glen CLASSIC COLLECTION: Chris and the gang at the Chewton Glen

THE Children in Need charity appeal stepped up a gear as Chris Evans showed off his car collection at the Chewton Glen Hotel yesterday.

The Radio Two star’s fleet of classic cars – dubbed The Dirty Dozen, consisting of his Magnificent Seven Ferrari collection and a clutch of other vintage models he calls The Famous Five – rolled into the grounds of the luxury New Milton hotel at 3pm.

They are taking part in the annual Chris Evans’ Magnificent Seven and Famous Five Drive and Dine, which each year raises around £1m for the BBC campaign, after 12 enthusiasts bid for a place in the event during a live on-air auction in November.

The former TFI Friday host greeted the drivers on the croquet lawn where they had parked up before posing for pictures alongside the cars – which included a 1961 Ferrari TR61, a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 convertible and a 1965 Morris Mini Cooper S.

It is the sixth year running the hotel has played host to the event’s participants and a banquet cooked up by celebrity chef and ex-Chewton employee James Martin was set to be prepared for them in the evening.

The drivers will stay at the hotel until tomorrow before setting off on the next leg of their journey to Berkshire.

Chris’ show will come from the hotel this morning and tomorrow.

Chewton Glen’s managing director Andrew Stembridge said: “It has been a pleasure to be involved with this fabulous fundraising event for Children in Need over the past six years and we are delighted to be able to welcome the drivers.”

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2:25pm Thu 26 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Chris is an example that leopards can change their spots and settle down.

Fair play to him for letting his cars be used year after year and for all the effort he has put in and the amount of contacts he has and brought (James Martin, Tom Kerridge, Jody Scheckter, Stereophonics et al) on board to help raise the massive sums the people pay for their ticket .

Although I am sure there will plenty with some snide comments to make....
Chris is an example that leopards can change their spots and settle down. Fair play to him for letting his cars be used year after year and for all the effort he has put in and the amount of contacts he has and brought (James Martin, Tom Kerridge, Jody Scheckter, Stereophonics et al) on board to help raise the massive sums the people pay for their ticket . Although I am sure there will plenty with some snide comments to make.... scrumpyjack
  • Score: 17

3:02pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Huey says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Chris is an example that leopards can change their spots and settle down.

Fair play to him for letting his cars be used year after year and for all the effort he has put in and the amount of contacts he has and brought (James Martin, Tom Kerridge, Jody Scheckter, Stereophonics et al) on board to help raise the massive sums the people pay for their ticket .

Although I am sure there will plenty with some snide comments to make....
I totally agree I used to find him nefarious especially around 1997 but he has redeemed himself.
He is I think a self made man and as such should be applauded for his business acumen and charitable works as well as his broadcasting.
Nice one.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Chris is an example that leopards can change their spots and settle down. Fair play to him for letting his cars be used year after year and for all the effort he has put in and the amount of contacts he has and brought (James Martin, Tom Kerridge, Jody Scheckter, Stereophonics et al) on board to help raise the massive sums the people pay for their ticket . Although I am sure there will plenty with some snide comments to make....[/p][/quote]I totally agree I used to find him nefarious especially around 1997 but he has redeemed himself. He is I think a self made man and as such should be applauded for his business acumen and charitable works as well as his broadcasting. Nice one. Huey
  • Score: 14

4:11pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Marose says...

I think he's great
I think he's great Marose
  • Score: 8

4:47pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Wolfstan says...

Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)
Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o) Wolfstan
  • Score: -6

5:21pm Thu 26 Jun 14

4stands says...

Wolfstan wrote:
Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)
yes spot on Wolfstan - loads of money and self gratification from the 12 enthusiasts
[quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)[/p][/quote]yes spot on Wolfstan - loads of money and self gratification from the 12 enthusiasts 4stands
  • Score: -3

7:52pm Thu 26 Jun 14

blackdog1 says...

Horrible shouty big mouth! Can't believe he is still on the radio?
Horrible shouty big mouth! Can't believe he is still on the radio? blackdog1
  • Score: -6

8:38pm Thu 26 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

Chris is a nice guy with even better cars. God bless him, he gives loads to charities and promotes so many on the radio.
Chris is a nice guy with even better cars. God bless him, he gives loads to charities and promotes so many on the radio. rubberbandman5
  • Score: 7

10:04pm Thu 26 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

Always tune in for his auction week on radio 2 for the children need appeal ,some fantastic experiences on offer sadly way way way outside of my modest wage ,as some one has suggested why not have one place on each event open to the general public on a raffle basis two reasons one your average person could not afford to bid on these wonderful events and secondly it would raise even more money for this charity
Always tune in for his auction week on radio 2 for the children need appeal ,some fantastic experiences on offer sadly way way way outside of my modest wage ,as some one has suggested why not have one place on each event open to the general public on a raffle basis two reasons one your average person could not afford to bid on these wonderful events and secondly it would raise even more money for this charity alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

11:56pm Thu 26 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Wolfstan wrote:
Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)
Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'.

As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up?

I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened?

From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners).

I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it.
[quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)[/p][/quote]Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'. As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up? I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened? From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners). I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 5

12:07am Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

4stands wrote:
Wolfstan wrote:
Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)
yes spot on Wolfstan - loads of money and self gratification from the 12 enthusiasts
Why don't you and your sad posters who agree with you go out and earn the money to do this if you feel this way?

I will never be able to afford this but have the grace to accept it.

Chris did not come from money and had no leg up, but look what he has achieved and what he has given back.

Your bitter, sad little **** just proves what a loser and unkindly sort of person you are.

I bet you 'self gratify' in the mirror/ while these people are giving a million to charity.
[quote][p][bold]4stands[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)[/p][/quote]yes spot on Wolfstan - loads of money and self gratification from the 12 enthusiasts[/p][/quote]Why don't you and your sad posters who agree with you go out and earn the money to do this if you feel this way? I will never be able to afford this but have the grace to accept it. Chris did not come from money and had no leg up, but look what he has achieved and what he has given back. Your bitter, sad little **** just proves what a loser and unkindly sort of person you are. I bet you 'self gratify' in the mirror/ while these people are giving a million to charity. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 6

12:19am Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

blackdog1 wrote:
Horrible shouty big mouth! Can't believe he is still on the radio?
Each to their own I believe, but with record listening figures year on year (even beating Terry Wogan) it seems you are in the minority,

I would say however much you dislike him you can not knock the charity work he does surely?
[quote][p][bold]blackdog1[/bold] wrote: Horrible shouty big mouth! Can't believe he is still on the radio?[/p][/quote]Each to their own I believe, but with record listening figures year on year (even beating Terry Wogan) it seems you are in the minority, I would say however much you dislike him you can not knock the charity work he does surely? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 5

8:07am Fri 27 Jun 14

BarrHumbug says...

I don't think many of the cars are his? Originally he had a fleet of white Ferrari's which the winners drove but he sold most if not all of them to help fund the purchase of his collection of much rarer cars. No matter though its his influence that convinces the owners to let perfect strangers drive and put miles on their classic cars and thats probably why they don't do a raffle for this sort of prize, yes it does put it out of reach for the many but would you potentially let some Saxo driving chav drive your classic car?
I don't think many of the cars are his? Originally he had a fleet of white Ferrari's which the winners drove but he sold most if not all of them to help fund the purchase of his collection of much rarer cars. No matter though its his influence that convinces the owners to let perfect strangers drive and put miles on their classic cars and thats probably why they don't do a raffle for this sort of prize, yes it does put it out of reach for the many but would you potentially let some Saxo driving chav drive your classic car? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 2

8:57am Fri 27 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
I don't think many of the cars are his? Originally he had a fleet of white Ferrari's which the winners drove but he sold most if not all of them to help fund the purchase of his collection of much rarer cars. No matter though its his influence that convinces the owners to let perfect strangers drive and put miles on their classic cars and thats probably why they don't do a raffle for this sort of prize, yes it does put it out of reach for the many but would you potentially let some Saxo driving chav drive your classic car?
Citroen Saxo? They are almost classic cars in their own right now aren't they. :)
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: I don't think many of the cars are his? Originally he had a fleet of white Ferrari's which the winners drove but he sold most if not all of them to help fund the purchase of his collection of much rarer cars. No matter though its his influence that convinces the owners to let perfect strangers drive and put miles on their classic cars and thats probably why they don't do a raffle for this sort of prize, yes it does put it out of reach for the many but would you potentially let some Saxo driving chav drive your classic car?[/p][/quote]Citroen Saxo? They are almost classic cars in their own right now aren't they. :) boardsandphotos
  • Score: 1

10:51am Fri 27 Jun 14

Wolfstan says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Wolfstan wrote:
Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)
Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'.

As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up?

I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened?

From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners).

I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it.
Then you are misunderstanding me. What Chris Evans does for Comic Relief is great and so is the contribution by the people who paid for the experience (no jealousy / envy or pop at them). My point, that was missed, is that it is only really open to people who have money. His intentions are laudable, but is it fair?
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)[/p][/quote]Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'. As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up? I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened? From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners). I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it.[/p][/quote]Then you are misunderstanding me. What Chris Evans does for Comic Relief is great and so is the contribution by the people who paid for the experience (no jealousy / envy or pop at them). My point, that was missed, is that it is only really open to people who have money. His intentions are laudable, but is it fair? Wolfstan
  • Score: 0

11:05am Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
I don't think many of the cars are his? Originally he had a fleet of white Ferrari's which the winners drove but he sold most if not all of them to help fund the purchase of his collection of much rarer cars. No matter though its his influence that convinces the owners to let perfect strangers drive and put miles on their classic cars and thats probably why they don't do a raffle for this sort of prize, yes it does put it out of reach for the many but would you potentially let some Saxo driving chav drive your classic car?
The 7 Ferraris (The Magnificant Seven) were his. The Famous Five were loaned to them.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: I don't think many of the cars are his? Originally he had a fleet of white Ferrari's which the winners drove but he sold most if not all of them to help fund the purchase of his collection of much rarer cars. No matter though its his influence that convinces the owners to let perfect strangers drive and put miles on their classic cars and thats probably why they don't do a raffle for this sort of prize, yes it does put it out of reach for the many but would you potentially let some Saxo driving chav drive your classic car?[/p][/quote]The 7 Ferraris (The Magnificant Seven) were his. The Famous Five were loaned to them. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

11:46am Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Wolfstan wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Wolfstan wrote:
Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)
Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'.

As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up?

I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened?

From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners).

I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it.
Then you are misunderstanding me. What Chris Evans does for Comic Relief is great and so is the contribution by the people who paid for the experience (no jealousy / envy or pop at them). My point, that was missed, is that it is only really open to people who have money. His intentions are laudable, but is it fair?
Oh yes that really explains the snide use of the word 'peasant.'
[quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)[/p][/quote]Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'. As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up? I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened? From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners). I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it.[/p][/quote]Then you are misunderstanding me. What Chris Evans does for Comic Relief is great and so is the contribution by the people who paid for the experience (no jealousy / envy or pop at them). My point, that was missed, is that it is only really open to people who have money. His intentions are laudable, but is it fair?[/p][/quote]Oh yes that really explains the snide use of the word 'peasant.' scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

12:00pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Wolfstan says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Wolfstan wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Wolfstan wrote:
Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)
Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'.

As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up?

I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened?

From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners).

I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it.
Then you are misunderstanding me. What Chris Evans does for Comic Relief is great and so is the contribution by the people who paid for the experience (no jealousy / envy or pop at them). My point, that was missed, is that it is only really open to people who have money. His intentions are laudable, but is it fair?
Oh yes that really explains the snide use of the word 'peasant.'
Please tell me you're joking. You really believe that because I used the word "peasant" it means I'm anti Chris Evans and rich people? You sir are an idiot and are just looking to find a cynical post so you can point out how jaded or bitter the poster is.

None of it changes the fact that you would have to have a wad of money to bid on the chance to have a day out with the cars.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)[/p][/quote]Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'. As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up? I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened? From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners). I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it.[/p][/quote]Then you are misunderstanding me. What Chris Evans does for Comic Relief is great and so is the contribution by the people who paid for the experience (no jealousy / envy or pop at them). My point, that was missed, is that it is only really open to people who have money. His intentions are laudable, but is it fair?[/p][/quote]Oh yes that really explains the snide use of the word 'peasant.'[/p][/quote]Please tell me you're joking. You really believe that because I used the word "peasant" it means I'm anti Chris Evans and rich people? You sir are an idiot and are just looking to find a cynical post so you can point out how jaded or bitter the poster is. None of it changes the fact that you would have to have a wad of money to bid on the chance to have a day out with the cars. Wolfstan
  • Score: 2

12:17pm Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Wolfstan wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Wolfstan wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Wolfstan wrote:
Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)
Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'.

As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up?

I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened?

From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners).

I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it.
Then you are misunderstanding me. What Chris Evans does for Comic Relief is great and so is the contribution by the people who paid for the experience (no jealousy / envy or pop at them). My point, that was missed, is that it is only really open to people who have money. His intentions are laudable, but is it fair?
Oh yes that really explains the snide use of the word 'peasant.'
Please tell me you're joking. You really believe that because I used the word "peasant" it means I'm anti Chris Evans and rich people? You sir are an idiot and are just looking to find a cynical post so you can point out how jaded or bitter the poster is.

None of it changes the fact that you would have to have a wad of money to bid on the chance to have a day out with the cars.
Okie doke.
[quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)[/p][/quote]Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'. As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up? I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened? From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners). I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it.[/p][/quote]Then you are misunderstanding me. What Chris Evans does for Comic Relief is great and so is the contribution by the people who paid for the experience (no jealousy / envy or pop at them). My point, that was missed, is that it is only really open to people who have money. His intentions are laudable, but is it fair?[/p][/quote]Oh yes that really explains the snide use of the word 'peasant.'[/p][/quote]Please tell me you're joking. You really believe that because I used the word "peasant" it means I'm anti Chris Evans and rich people? You sir are an idiot and are just looking to find a cynical post so you can point out how jaded or bitter the poster is. None of it changes the fact that you would have to have a wad of money to bid on the chance to have a day out with the cars.[/p][/quote]Okie doke. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

2:24pm Fri 27 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

Wolfstan wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Wolfstan wrote:
Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)
Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'.

As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up?

I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened?

From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners).

I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it.
Then you are misunderstanding me. What Chris Evans does for Comic Relief is great and so is the contribution by the people who paid for the experience (no jealousy / envy or pop at them). My point, that was missed, is that it is only really open to people who have money. His intentions are laudable, but is it fair?
"...only open to those with money..."

If I was raising money for charity then those with money would certainly be my target audience. He's representing a charity not running a charity of his own for people deprived in society of classic car driving experiences.
[quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfstan[/bold] wrote: Shame it's only the rich that get to take part. Perhaps selling an entry into a raffle @ £5 or £10 a pop would be fairer? Obviously it would allow the peasants in though :o)[/p][/quote]Not sure if you can hear me over the chip - but he does for the 'dine and disco'. As aside though, I am not rich, but i think if I had coughed up well over £100k for this event would I want the chance that 2 Jeremy Kyle types who had no idea but spent a fiver and then spend the weekend being loud, rude and obnoxious turn up? I know that is by far the worst case scenario but imagine it happened? From my experience most people with money (certainly the sort who listen to radio 2 and would bid for this) have their money through hard work and taking risks (in fact I would lay a big bet they are all business owners). I've met and dealt with people who have a lot of money and in the main they have not been given it they have worked and worked and made it.[/p][/quote]Then you are misunderstanding me. What Chris Evans does for Comic Relief is great and so is the contribution by the people who paid for the experience (no jealousy / envy or pop at them). My point, that was missed, is that it is only really open to people who have money. His intentions are laudable, but is it fair?[/p][/quote]"...only open to those with money..." If I was raising money for charity then those with money would certainly be my target audience. He's representing a charity not running a charity of his own for people deprived in society of classic car driving experiences. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 2

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