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Look out your handbags and gladrags… How you can have dinner with Sir Rod Stewart at the Ritz

© Simon Cooper/PA WireSir Rod Stewart
Sir Rod Stewart

Sir Rod Stewart is inviting a lucky fan to dine with him and his wife Penny Lancaster at London’s Ritz as part of a charity auction.

The once in a lifetime opportunity has been donated by the musical icon to go under the hammer as part of Maggie’s Lanarkshire’s Noel Online Auction to raise vital funds for the centre in the grounds of Monklands Hospital, Airdrie.

Hopeful guests have until St Andrew’s Day on November 30 to get their bids in online.

Sir Rod, who himself has been treated for prostate cancer, said: “Maggie’s is an incredible charity which provides crucial practical, emotional and psychological support to people living with cancer from across Great Britain – help which I know is needed now more than ever.

“Penny and I are delighted to be able to support the centre in Lanarkshire and we are really looking forward to meeting whoever the generous bidders are and having a great evening with them.”

Maggie’s relies almost entirely on donations from the public to be able to offer high quality, professional support at its 23 centres, built in the grounds of NHS hospitals, across Great Britain.

During the pandemic, the centres are open to see people by appointment and limited drop ins, for those who are visiting hospitals.

This support runs alongside the charity’s ongoing phone, email and digital support.

Maggie’s Chief Executive Laura Lee said: “We are absolutely blown away by Sir Rod Stewart’s generous support and I can’t thank him enough.

“Everyone is incredibly excited that he is supporting Maggie’s to help people with cancer in what has been the toughest year imaginable.

“I am sure there will be a lot of interest in the once in a lifetime opportunity to have dinner with Sir Rod Stewart, and his wife Penny, and the vital funds raised will go towards ensuring those living with cancer in Lanarkshire have the support they need at a time when they need it more than ever.”

Maggie’s opened their first centre in Edinburgh in 1996. During lockdown, they’ve supported people with cancer across the UK by phone, email and digitally.

This support helped people from across the UK 60,000 times during lockdown.

Support by professional staff is now available face to face in the centre or by phone, email or online to help people with stress, fear and anxiety as well as money worries and questions about treatment.

Visitors will be asked to call ahead for an appointment while social distancing, hygiene and safety measures will be in line with Government guidelines.

To be in with a chance of dining with Rod and Penny, follow this link:     https://maggieslanarkshire.aucsys.com/auction