Lympstone Manor to co-host charity dinner with Felipe Massa in aid of Mesothelioma UK


London, October 2018 / Lympstone Manor is delighted to announce it will host a charity dinner and auction in aid of Mesothelioma UK on 23rd October 2018. Supporting the event is former Formula One driver Felipe Massa and Williams Martini Racing’s Head of Performance Engineering, Rob Smedley. With tickets priced at £300, the evening will include a welcome photo with Felipe and Rob on arrival, a five- course menu from Michelin starred Michael Caines with paired wines, and a chance to bid for Formula One memorabilia and other fantastic prizes, all for a good cause.

Guests will be able to hear more from Rob and Felipe on their close bond, the great work that Mesothelioma UK does and all things Formula One. Working closely together from 2006 to 2017, first at Scuderia Ferrari where Rob was Felipe’s Race Engineer, and later at Williams Martini Racing, they have experienced career highs and lows together. Becoming great friends as well as colleagues, Rob and Felipe have helped each other through personal loss including Rob’s father dying of mesothelioma last year. Affecting 2,700 people in the UK each year, mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos and is little researched compared to other cancers.

To help create awareness of mesothelioma, which has no known cure, the 11-time Grand Prix winner and leading engineer have joined forces to host a fantastic charity event at Lympstone Manor which aims to raise money for Mesothelioma UK. Felipe’s FW37 Formula One car will be on display during the evening, which he drove for Williams Martini Racing in the 2015 season, achieving two podium positions. In addition to providing the venue for the event, Lympstone Manor has pledged £2,000 as well as donating 50p per cover for the entirety of October which will be donated to The Rob Smedley Charity, which helps those affected by this rare form of cancer.

To book tickets to this exclusive event please visit www.lympstonemanor.co.uk

Tickets start from £300 per person including a five-course menu with matching wines and a champagne aperitif. Nightly rates at Lympstone Manor (www.lympstonemanor.co.uk / 01395 202040) start at £315 per night, based on two people sharing on a bed and breakfast basis.


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Lympstone Manor, Devon

Michael Caines’ own country house hotel, Lympstone Manor is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion overlooking the beautiful Exe estuary in Devon, transformed into a luxurious 21-bedroom hotel with a Michelin star restaurant, achieving its first Michelin star within only six months of opening. A team of talented architectural and interior design specialists were engaged to create a property that both fits seamlessly with its fabulous location on the Exe estuary, and impresses the most discerning guest in its comfort and style. Michael has developed the restaurant’s menu to feature his signature, award-winning modern European cuisine that champions the fabulous produce of Devon and the South West. The hotel and restaurant recently planted its own vineyard, with 17,500 vines with varietals of Champagne: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier. Lympstone Manor is a proud member of Relais and Châteaux. www.lympstonemanor.co.uk

Michael Caines MBE

Michael Caines also runs operations in the Coach House Restaurant at Kentisbury Grange Hotel, near Barnstaple, Devon. Michael is also a partner and ambassador to the Williams Martini Racing Formula 1 racing team creating signature menus over the Grand Prix calendar. www.michaelcaines.com

Mesothelioma UK

In the UK about 2,700 people a year are diagnosed with mesothelioma. It is also known as ‘diffuse’ or ‘malignant’ mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the mesothelium, a thin membrane that lines the inner surface of vital organs including the lungs and abdomen. The mesothelium also surrounds organs within these cavities for example the heart, lungs and intestines. It is far more common to have mesothelioma in the chest than in the abdomen. There is approximately one case of peritoneal mesothelioma to every 12 cases of pleural mesothelioma. There is currently no known cure although Mesothilioma UK is making inroads with research into advancing towards finding one.