A COUPLE and their 14 guests enjoyed dinner at comedian Stan Boardman’s Wirral home after a winning bid at a charity auction.
Nigel Mather paid £6,000 for the pleasure of Stan’s company at the Variety Silver Heart Awards Dinner, where prizes were auctioned to raise funds for the Variety children’s charity.
The auction raised more than £20,000 for the Merseyside branch of the charity, of which Huyton-born Stan is a keen ambassador.
He said: “I am a long-term supporter of Variety and Mr Mather’s generosity at the auction was unparalleled, so I was more than happy to be able to provide him and his friends with a night of entertainment and laughter in my home.”
The evening’s food, wine and tableware were all provided by Wirral-based catering company Pickled Walnut, overseen by owner and professional chef Jamie Anderson.
The company worked closely with Stan on a celebratory menu aimed at replicating the 71-year-old’s personality.
The diners enjoyed citrus smoked salmon and salad to start, followed by a main of seared beef with chunky chips and vegetables, finishing with a trio of deserts, including a Velrhona chocolate pudding, lemon posset with candied fruits and vanilla cheescake.
Variety, the worlds oldest international children’s charity, provides positive experiences for sick, disabled and disadvantaged youngsters.