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Ned's Fund

An Evening with Frank Gardner

24th October 2024

Frank Gardner is the BBC’s fulltime Security Correspondent, covering events across Ukraine, the Middle East, Afghanistan and the UK.

£45 per person

An Evening with Frank Gardner

£45 per person

Frank Gardner is the BBC’s fulltime Security Correspondent, covering events across Ukraine, the Middle East, Afghanistan and the UK.


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Event Details

  • Guests to arrive at Goodwood House at 7pm for drinks and canapés followed by a talk with Frank Gardner.
  • An evening with Frank Gardner, the BBC’s fulltime Security Correspondent
  • View the State Apartments - Goodwood is the seat of the Dukes of Richmond whose family art collection is one of the greatest in any English country house.
  • In Aid of Ned's Fund - Proceeds from this event will be donated to Ned’s Fund set up in memory of a brilliant young man who took his own life on 17th July 2017.

About Ned's Fund

Ned took his own life on the railway line at Witley Station on 17th July 2017; he was 20. Bright, courageous, funny, a natural sportsman, a brilliant skier and snowboarder, a wonderful brother and a much loved and cherished son. He was remarkable. 

Ned's Fund has been set up in his memory to help a range of charities that provide opportunities for young people who, like Ned, are struggling to find their own particular path through life.  So far these have included Jamie’s Farm, the Ocean Youth Trust, Mousetrap Theatre Projects, the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation and Switch 180/Snow Camp.

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Frank Gardner OBE

Frank grew up in Hampshire before studying Arabic and Islamic Studies at Exeter University. In 2004, while reporting for the BBC from Saudi Arabia, he was shot six times at close range in a terrorist attack, leaving him paralysed in the legs. After 14 surgical operations he returned to work with a wheelchair and was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from sevem UK universities and has authored five bestselling books. His latest novel, ‘Invasion’ was published in May. A keen skier and nature photographer, he is President of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).