Aston Martin ‘icing on cake’ at charity film screening

This stunning Aston Martin DB9 drew the crowds at the James Bond VIP night at the Radway cinema.. Re

This stunning Aston Martin DB9 drew the crowds at the James Bond VIP night at the Radway cinema.. Ref 007 4 - Credit: Archant

A film screening of the new James Bond film in aid of the Admiral Nurse Campaign was given a stylish boost - by the arrival of an Aston Martin.

Cinemagoers pose for pictures with the Aston Martin

Cinemagoers pose for pictures with the Aston Martin - Credit: Archant

Newton Poppleford resident Steve Robinson drove an Aston Martin DB9, worth £145,000, to the Radway Cinema for the Sid Valley Memory Café’s fundraiser last Friday.

The brand manger at Grange Exeter donated a test drive in the fictional spy’s favourite mode of transport, as part of a blind auction - and it was snapped up for £130.

The 50-year-old, who was accompanied by two ‘Bond girls’, daughters Grace and Ella, said he was delighted to help the campaign.

Steve said: “I read about it in the paper, but I was at the Radway on Wednesday to watch Spectre and saw they were having a collection and that reminded me.”


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Inside the Radway, guests, dressed to the nines, added another £1,600 to the campaign.

The £100k appeal is approaching the half-way mark for a specialist dementia nurse.

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Rachel Johnstone, chairman of the memory café, thanked Claire Jenkins, of Fields, for her help in organising the event.

Rachel said: “It was a really great night and week collecting for the campaign, but the icing on the cake was the Aston Martin. For him [Steve] to turn up with the car was amazing.”

The memory café has thanked local businesses, including: The Chattery; Cook’s Corner; Fields of Sidmouth; Paper Moon; Pure Indulgence; Radway Cinema; Roly’s Fudge; Wyvale Sidmouth Garden Centre; Sidsoft; Victoria Hotel and Woolbrook News, for providing raffle prizes for the event.

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