Although the Chester Business Club didn’t start out with any overt ‘charitable’ intent, it soon became clear that the Members wanted to be involved, in some way, in supporting local charities.

It started with a CBC Walk for Charity, an event that has been repeated every year since 1987, and the Club’s charity activities now include an annual Charity Ball and an annual Charity Golf Day.

In addition, some of our Speaker Dinners are occasions when we have helped in raising funds for worthy causes. Dinner speakers who used their ‘celebrity’ status on this basis have included Kate Adie (Bristol Cancer Care), Roy Hattersley (The Salvation Army), David Owen (Cystic Fibrosis Trust), Brian Rix (Mencap), Martin Bell (Cancer Research), Jeremy Vine (Hope & Homes for Children), Ann Widdecombe (orphanage in Nigeria), Virginia McKenna (Plan International), Gyles Brandreth (British Heart Foundation), David Puttnam (Unicef), Libby Purves (Family Holiday Association), Nicholas Owen (Hospice of the Good Shepherd), Simon Weston (Royal Star & Garter Homes for Disabled Servicemen & Women), Angela Rippon (British Red Cross), Esther Rantzen (ChildLine/NSPCC),Edwina Currie (Hospice of the Good Shepherd) and Sir Martyn Lewis (National Council for Voluntary Organisations).

How many each year on average


What is normally included

The Club’s Charity events take different forms. For example, Club Dinners often feature a guest speaker who attends ‘in the name of’ a specific charity to which CBC will make a donation.

Charity Events include the annual Sponsored Walk, Charity Golf Day and Charity Ball.

The types of venues people can look forward to visiting

Charity Dinners take place in the Club’s preferred hotels, whereas the Charity Ball is usually held at Chester Racecourse, and the Golf Day at a local Golf Club.

The features and benefits of attending

These Charity events allow Members and their guests to show support for the Club’s nominated charitable organisations as part of ‘giving back’ to the local community and those in need.


Upcoming Charity Events

Pantomine Horse Race

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd will be hosting their Pantomime Horse Race at Chester Racecourse on Sunday 4th August, with guests and pantomime horse owners not only enjoying a full VIP experience at the races, but also proudly watching their Pantomime Horse, Donkey or Camel race across the green grass of Chester Racecourse to…
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Date: 04/08/2024
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Abode and Chester Racecourse
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Chester Business Club Charity Walk 2024

All CBC Members & Supporters – and their families, colleagues, friends and their pets are invited to a fun occasion to raise funds for favourite local charities! Registration is NOW OPEN The walk will be started at 11am (Registration from 10:15am) by Clare Hayward, High Sheriff of Cheshire. Starting and finishing at Chester Racecourse, it’s…
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Date: 15/09/2024
Time: 11:00 am
Place: Chester Racecourse
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Black Tie Charity Ball - Save the date

Due to the success of previous years, our annual ball will be returning to Chester Racecourse on 12th October. Save the Date now and look out for further details to be announced in June 2024. If you require any further information, please email [email protected] 

Date: 12/10/2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Chester Racecourse
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