Chris Evans' 'Dirty Dozen' on show at Chewton Glen Hotel in New Milton for Children in Need fundraiser

Chris Evans with drivers and organisers

Chris Evans' 'Dirty Dozen' on show at top hotel

Chris Evans' 'Dirty Dozen' on show at top hotel

Chris Evans' 'Dirty Dozen' on show at top hotel

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IT looks like a car showroom for multi-millionaires.

Television star Chris Evans has transformed the grounds of a Hampshire hotel by unveiling his ‘Dirty Dozen’ – seven Ferraris and a group of other expensive vehicles dubbed the Famous Five.

The gleaming collection has gone on display at the award-winning Chewton Glen Hotel in New Milton.

They are taking part in the annual Chris Evans Magnificent Seven and Famous Five Drive and Dine, which each year raises about £1m for the BBC Children in Need Appeal.

The cars arrived yesterday afternoon and will be exhibited on the croquet lawn while the drivers enjoy a two-night stay at the luxury hotel before continuing their journey to historic Cliveden House in Berkshire.

A hotel spokesman said: “This is the sixth year that we have supported Chris Evans’ fundraising efforts for Children in Need.

“We will be hosting a programme of activities for the drivers during their stay.”

Chris presents BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show, which will be broadcast live from Chewton Glen today and tomorrow.

The 48-year-old broadcaster and DJ has close links with the New Forest and often stays at the hotel. As reported in the Daily Echo, he has recently gone into partnership with Rob Smith, who runs the Haven restaurant in Lymington.

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12:18pm Thu 26 Jun 14

camerajuan says...

Mr Evans, sell a couple of these cars and donate 2% of your earnings for the year to CIN. You'll raise more than any ticket sales ever could.
Mr Evans, sell a couple of these cars and donate 2% of your earnings for the year to CIN. You'll raise more than any ticket sales ever could. camerajuan
  • Score: -14

2:42pm Thu 26 Jun 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

camerajuan wrote:
Mr Evans, sell a couple of these cars and donate 2% of your earnings for the year to CIN. You'll raise more than any ticket sales ever could.
It's called "having fun for a good cause" and how do you know Mr Evans doesn't already donate big sums of cash to charity?
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: Mr Evans, sell a couple of these cars and donate 2% of your earnings for the year to CIN. You'll raise more than any ticket sales ever could.[/p][/quote]It's called "having fun for a good cause" and how do you know Mr Evans doesn't already donate big sums of cash to charity? 100%HANTSBOY
  • Score: 10

8:41pm Thu 26 Jun 14

mickey01 says...

camerajuan wrote:
Mr Evans, sell a couple of these cars and donate 2% of your earnings for the year to CIN. You'll raise more than any ticket sales ever could.
they are not his to sell and have been generously loaned to the cause and used over 5 days to raise the money with chris giving his time up over the 5 days also which he has done for the past few years
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: Mr Evans, sell a couple of these cars and donate 2% of your earnings for the year to CIN. You'll raise more than any ticket sales ever could.[/p][/quote]they are not his to sell and have been generously loaned to the cause and used over 5 days to raise the money with chris giving his time up over the 5 days also which he has done for the past few years mickey01
  • Score: 3

9:19pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Shoong says...

camerajuan wrote:
Mr Evans, sell a couple of these cars and donate 2% of your earnings for the year to CIN. You'll raise more than any ticket sales ever could.
So, not jealous then?
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: Mr Evans, sell a couple of these cars and donate 2% of your earnings for the year to CIN. You'll raise more than any ticket sales ever could.[/p][/quote]So, not jealous then? Shoong
  • Score: 2

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