Iconic Grand National-winning jockey Bob Champion MBE embarks on national Grosvenor Casinos tour
Bob Champion MBE will kick off his UK wide Grosvenor Casinos tour on Tuesday 7th April 2015 at Grosvenor Casino Southend. The nationwide tour will see the horse racing legend visit 12 venues across the country over three days from 8th-10th April, which are the days leading up to the 2015 Grand National.
Champion is best remembered for winning the Grand National in 1981 riding champion horse, Aldaniti. Bob's story is truly inspirational as he overcame testicular cancer less than two years before his incredible triumph.
Champion was awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in recognition of his Grand National triumph. His success was so well received by British audiences that it was turned into the 1983 film Champions, starring John Hurt, which detailed his experience of his battle with cancer. In the same year, Champion was awarded an MBE for services to horse racing. Following his triumph over cancer, he set up a research and support charity in his name.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Bob, ask him questions and hear him talk about the perseverance and determination required to achieve his dream. The tour will take place in the run-up to the 2015 Grand National so this will be an incredible chance to meet a former champion up close and personal.
This incredible tour will see him visit four casinos in the South East of the country in one day, before heading to the Midlands on the second day and finishing in the North West on the final day. Bob Champion will be at the following Grosvenor Casinos across the UK:
Tuesday 7th April:
· Dinner - 8pm at Grosvenor Casino Southend
Wednesday 8th April:
· Lunch - 12pm at Grosvenor Casino The Victoria
· Afternoon Tea - 5pm at Grosvenor Casino Reading, Queens Road
· Dinner - 8pm at Grosvenor G Casino Reading, Rose Kiln Lane
Thursday 9th April:
· Lunch - 12pm at Grosvenor Casino Leicester
· Afternoon Tea - 4.30pm at Grosvenor Casino Birmingham, Broad Street
· Dinner - 8pm at Grosvenor G Casino Coventry
Friday 10th April:
· Lunch - 11.30am at Grosvenor Casino Salford, Manchester
· Q&A - 2.30pm at Grosvenor Casino Stockport
· Afternoon Tea - 5.30pm at Grosvenor Casino Liverpool
· Dinner - 8pm at Grosvenor G Casino New Brighton
This is an event horse racing fans won't want to miss!
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