Henry is guest speaker
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-10-20
Lenny Henry to be guest speaker at Drugsline annual dinner
Writer and stand-up comedian veteran Lenny Henry is to be the guest speaker for the annual black tie dinner of Jewish-founded drugs charity Drugsline.
Henry becomes the latest celebrity to be associated with the charity following musician and TV star Myleene Klass becoming a patron.
Last year, the organisation which supports all communities raised over £200,000 from the dinner and it hopes that this year's dinner on November 3 at the Millennium London Hotelin London's West End will be just as successful.
"Lenny Henry's presence at the dinner is very exciting for us and we are confident that he will provide our guests with inspiring and unique food for thought," said Drugsline's executive director and founder Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin. "At difficult times, it is even more critical for charities such as Drugsline to continue to function as normal and we are relying on our supporters to provide us with the means to do just that," he added.