In 1988 Eddie Edwards travelled to Calgary and represented Britain in the Winter Olympics. He became Britain’s 1st and only Olympic ski jumper and was fondly re-christened “Eddie the Eagle”.
Eddie still holds the British Olympic record for ski jumping at 71 metres; his personal best is currently 119.5 metres. He holds the world record for stunt jumping (10 cars/6 buses) and was ranked world number 9 at amateur speed skiing (106.8mph).
He was crowned Winter Wipeout Celebrity champion 2012 winning £10,000 for charity and was a finalist in Let’s Dance Sports Relief 2012. Eddie was also the winner of the 2013 ITV1 prime time Saturday evening show, Splash!
He is a very popular after dinner and motivational speaker and will be hosting an evening at Richmond Bede Village on Tuesday 14th May, beginning at 6.30pm.
Tickets are £12.50 per person and include a 3 course dinner, followed by tea and coffee.
For further information or to book your place, please contact our Village Advisors on 024 76645544.