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Joanna Lumley to host star line-up at Lingfield Park racecourse

PUBLISHED: 13:49 23 May 2013

Ab-Fab actress Joanna Lumley

Ab-Fab actress Joanna Lumley

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Actress Joanna Lumley is promising an absolutely fabulous night at Lingfield Park next month, when she hosts The Orpheus Centre's 15th birthday celebrations at the racecourse.

The stage and screen icon will join the charity’s founder Sir Richard Stilgoe and a host of guests as they highlight the work of the Orpheus Centre and raise funds for its vital work with young disabled adults.

“I am thrilled to be invited to this fantastic Midsummer celebration,” says the star of the BBC sit-com Ab Fab. “The Orpheus Centre carries out an amazing job by helping so many young disabled adults prepare for independent living through the performing arts.

“The night promises to be full of fun with lots of entertainment on offer – from the racing action to performances by the students themselves.”

The Midsummer party on Saturday June 22 will also see Strictly Come Dancing’s Arlene Phillips, TV presenter John Stapleton and author Felix Francis joining the celebrations. Other celebrity supporters of The Orpheus Centre have also said they will attend, if they can re-arrange prior commitments.

• Tickets for the Orpheus Centre hospitality party with Joanna Lumley in The Pavilion Suite at the racecourse are available by calling 01883 741416 or by e-mailing fundraising@orpheus.org.uk.

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