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Jeremy Vine salutes 'the stars' of National Star

Fifty five thousands pounds was raised at a gala dinner to mark the end of the 50th anniversary year for National Star - the charity which supports young people with complex disabilities.

The special event, which was attended by 180 guests, was held in Gloucester Cathedral with broadcaster Jeremy Vine (pictured top) as the after-dinner speaker.

"The stars of National Star are the people who work there and the young people who go there. It really is an exceptional place," said Mr Vine.

Guests were entertained by stilt walkers, a magician, a jazz band and a crystal ball juggler, and enjoyed a four-course gourmet meal created by National Star's StarBistro in association with Relish.

They were also treated to a performance by Apt, an inclusive community-based dance group, many of whom are wheelchair users and are former students of National Star College.

"National Star was so fortunate to be permitted to use Gloucester Cathedral for our gala dinner. It made our evening even more special and was a perfect way to end our 50th year," said David Ellis, Chief Executive.

"We could not do what we do without the generous support of individuals, organisations and companies. We especially thank St James's Place Wealth Management and everyone who ensured that our gala dinner was a memorable event."

Pictures by Thousand Word Media.

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