Dinner in aid of African families

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SHEFFIELD-BASED Yorkshire and Humber MEP Linda McAvan is holding a fundraising dinner for humanitarian work in Africa - but her husband will not be invited.

The Labour politician, pictured left, married to Paul Blomfield, Labour MP for Sheffield Central, is only allowing women to attend the event, which celebrates International Women’s Day.

The dinner, on Thursday, March 22, will raise money for Practical Action’s hitting hunger hard campaign to help families in Sudan grow their own food by funding wfarming technologies and training.

Tickets for the event, at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, are £30 and include a drinks reception and three-course meal.

To book, call 01709 875 665.