Portsmouth charity gets licence to thrill by showing the next Bond film

BOND, JAMES BOND The new film will help raise money for charity

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BOND fans in Portsmouth will be some of the first in the country to get a sneak peek of the latest 007 blockbuster at a charity premiere.

Fundraiser Ann Wilson, from Portsmouth, persuaded film giant Sony to let her show the latest James Bond film Skyfall and give the proceeds to charity.

The premiere will be held on October 25 at the Vue cinema at Gunwharf Quays. There are 400 seats for action fans to enjoy the glitz and glamour of a blockbuster film premiere.

And the money raised will go towards the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID).

Mrs Wilson, 65, from Gunwharf Quays, has worked with the charity since the death of her daughter Nicola in 1974.

She said: ‘I’m very excited about the premiere and the response we have been getting has been great.

‘We really want to make it a glamorous occasion for people to come along and enjoy.

‘People can dress up a bit and it will be a great night.’

Before the premiere there will be a champagne reception at Tiger Tiger.

Mrs Wilson is hoping the event will help raise awareness of the FSID charity and what people can do to help prevent sudden infant deaths.

She also wants to arrange for two daredevils dressed as the Queen and James Bond to jump from a helicopter on the night – just like in the Olympics opening ceremony.

Lee Kemp, the manager of the Vue cinema at Gunwharf Quays, said: ‘It’s a great way for them to raise money as a charity.

‘It’s good of Sony to let them do it.

‘They’ve got around 300 people coming so far so it should be really good.’

Tickets are expected to cost around £30.

Details of how to buy them will be released next week.

In the meantime, organisers would like to hear from anyone who would like to donate anything else towards the evening.

For details e-mail Mrs Wilson on ann.wilson6@ntlworld.com or Leanne Bailey on lanniec@sky.com.

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