The highlight of the ‘Here Come The Boys’ charity dinner was a presentation by consultant oncologist Professor Rob Thomas (pictured), who spoke about the benefits of diet and exercise in preventing cancer and reducing the risks of relapse.
As a published author, media spokesman and the editorial advisor for the Channel 4 series The Food Doctor, Professor Thomas has spent years researching the impact of foods in the fight against cancer.
This research has led to the launch of Pomi-T, a whole food supplement, which has been scientifically tested and initially trialled on male prostate cancer sufferers with significant results.
The event focused on a healthy life/work balance with a nutritious meal provided by Capers Catering and eye-catching table decorations supplied by Creations Flowers, which incorporated broccoli and pomegranate.
There was an introductory speech from Helen Nellis in her role as HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and Bedfordshire Business Ambassador, promoting the county and in particular the work undertaken at Bedford Hospital, of which she has previously been chairman.
The Primrose Unit is Bedfordshire BusinessWomen’s chosen charity this year.
BBW president Emma Garrett said: “It was great to have so many people from across the county join us, raising money for a cause particularly close to my heart.
“The evening was light-hearted and fun, despite the serious topic, and Professor Thomas’s speech was an eye-opener for us all. I was particularly pleased to see so many men attend the event and the feedback we have received has been extremely positive.
“Above all we are proud to be raising money that will ultimately help the fight against this disease.”
The dinner was sponsored by Cranfield-based SMS specialist 2SMS.