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JOIN LADY MARY PETERS AS SHE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF OLYMPIC SUCCESS

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Hastings Group

11th Aug 2022

THE Europa Hotel is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Lady Mary Peters winning gold at the Munich Olympic Games by hosting a joint afternoon tea and taking a walk down memory lane with Northern Ireland’s much-loved athlete.

The event takes place on Sunday 4th September at 2pm and guests will enjoy a 70’s themed afternoon tea, hosted by the BBC Sport’s Nicola McCarthy, as Lady Mary steps back into the seventies and relives her favourite Golden Years memories as she is joined by a host of special guests. There will also be live music from the Abba Tribute: Lovelight, a ballot and special Hastings Golden Ducks signed by Lady Mary. The proceeds raised will benefit the Mary Peters Trust.

Lady Mary Peters said: “I am very much looking forward to the Afternoon Tea at the Europa Hotel on the 50th anniversary of my gold medal success in Munich. To be joined by my competitor, Heidi Rosendahl, who won the silver makes it even more special. I hope as many people as possible will come along and step back into 1972 with us!

I would like to thank Hastings Hotels for their continued support of the Mary Peters Trust, it is more important than ever that we continue to raise funds to support young, local athletes. I was delighted at the medal success at the Birmingham Games and proud that the Mary Peters Trust had supported so many of the athletes.”

Julie Hastings, Marketing Director of Hastings Hotels said: “We are delighted to support the Mary Peters Trust by hosting this unique celebratory event in honour of Northern Ireland’s Golden Girl. 50 years on, Lady Mary Peters continues to inspire generations of young people and athletes and we are very proud to be able to pay tribute to her successes and everything she has done, and continues to do, to help young people in achieving their sporting dreams and ambitions. It promises to be a great afternoon of amazing memories, live entertainment and fabulous food and one not to be missed.”

The Mary Peters Trust is Northern Ireland’s leading sporting charity and was established to create an ongoing and meaningful commemoration of Lady Mary’s win at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Since its inception over 40 years ago, the Trust has made a staggering number of awards helping to make a difference to the lives of thousands of young athletes from across local sport.

For further information or to purchase tickets (priced £50pp or £450 for a table of 10) phone 028 9068 6730 or email info@marypeterstrust.org