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12:00 22nd March 2017

Join us at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday, June 24 for a fantastic night of entertainment

Gillingham Football Club are delighted to announce details of our annual fundraising dinner for Take Heart Mercy Mission, the official charity of the Gills.

Taking place at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium’s Great Hall on Saturday, June 24, our Black Tie-themed night will provide a fantastic evening of entertainment while also raising funds for a worthwhile cause. 

Our last fundraising dinner, held in 2014, raised over £75,000 for the charity, and with your help we’re hopeful of raising more this time around!

An interactive auction will be one of the highlights of the evening, with once-in-a-lifetime lots on offer. A full list will be revealed in due course; bids will be accepted online from a week in advance, so anybody unable to make this fundraising event will have a chance of securing these highly sought-after prizes.

Take Heart Mercy Mission was developed and launched by club chairman Paul Scally, surgeon Conal Austin and cardiologist John Simpson in 2012, with the aim of saving lives and passing on expertise to medical teams in Sri Lanka treating young heart patients. 

Money raised from this fundraising evening will allow a dedicated group of volunteer surgeons, doctors and nurses from the Evelina London Children’s Hospital in London to save the lives of many hundred babies and children by performing intricate and complicated operations in the Asian country.

The evening’s schedule, with many more exciting events to be revealed on the night, is as follows:

Factory Drinks from 5pm
Doors 7pm
Three-course meal 7.30pm
Entertainment begins 9pm
Call to order (including the chairman’s speech) 9.45pm
Cheeseboard 12am
Carriages 1am

To download the Take Heart Mercy Mission Fundraising Ball 2017 flyer (PDF), click here.

Tickets for this spectacular evening are £60 each, or £500 for a table of 10. Tables of 12 are also available for £620. 

To book your seat now, and for more information, contact our Commercial team on (01634) 350350, or email

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