13th July 1999

 

FAMOUS FACES AT SCHOOL DINNER

 

A millennium dinner at the House of Commons hosted by Paul Boateng MP and attended by a host of famous faces and a Harrow teenager studying at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

First year journalism student Rina Vora, 19, of Kenton Road, Kenton, is a former pupil of Copland Community School in Wembley, and is going along to the dinner as a member of the Ex-Students’ Association.

 

The dinner, organised by the school, has a guest list of 180 which reads like a who’s who of Burke’s Peerages with well-known names from the world of politics, art and literature invited to attend.

 

A high profile event, the dinner is sponsored by Richard Branson, footballer Gary Linekar and writer Tom Stoppard to name but a few.

 

Last year’s House of Commons reception was a great success and on 16th July Rina Vora will rub shoulders with the likes of Sir Rhodes Boyson, Home Affairs Under Secretary Paul Boateng and artist David Shepard, whose paintings sell for millions.

 

“I’m really looking forward to the evening - it will be a star-studded event but there will also be many notable people from the local community,” said Rina.

 

All proceeds will go to school funds.

 

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Sam Hendley

Press Officer

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Tel: 01522 886042

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