John Hitchin, Kevin Smith and Dave Phillips – collectively known as 4 The Boys – are cycling from London to Amsterdam in a bid to raise vital funds for the charity PAPYRUS, which helps the prevention of young suicide. Unfortunately over the years, they have lost some good friends and family to suicide and they’d like to raise awareness of the issue and also raise some money for a great charity.

Bootleggers Events are working alongside 4 The Boys and award-winning British comedian Jason Manford, to raise money and awareness for this amazing cause and will be hosting a Black Tie Charity Dinner consisting of a three-course meal and a night of comedy at The Buttermarket, Shrewsbury on Friday 15 May. 

The event will feature Jason Manford doing a small comedy set with a meet and greet and not purely Jason running and doing a comedy night for the whole event, so please be aware of this when buying a ticket.

6.30pm – Guests arrive at The Buttermarket
7.00pm – Three-course meal is served
8.00pm – Jason Manford live comedy set
9.00pm – Meet and greet with Jason Manford (price will be set on the night for this) 
9.30pm – Auction 
11.30pm – After-party at The Alb, Shrewsbury with DJs, dancing and more drink
2.00am – Leave The Alb knowing you have had an amazing time and have raised money which could save someone’s life.

We are cycling in the memory of four people that mean a lot to us all who are Kerr Farmer, Mike Phillips, Jack Farrington and Andy Davies.

We are cycling 360 miles based over 4 days:

DAY 1 London to Calais Approx. 95 miles cycling
DAY 2 Calais to Bruges Approx. 80 miles cycling
DAY 3 Bruges to Breda Approx. 95 miles cycling
DAY 4 Breda to Amsterdam Approx. 90 miles cycling

Each year there will be a different challenge, so if you are interested in getting involved please get in touch with us.

We are still looking for sponsorship, raffle prizes and auction prizes for this event, so if you are interested please send an email to

There are four sections available to book for this event which are in order of price lowest to most expensive, Balcony, around the main area, the main area and the very front. 

(Mezzanine) Early bird Balcony seat comes with a 3 course meal.
There are 10 seats to a table if you are interested in booking a whole table, if not you will be allocated with other people.
With this specific ticket there is a limited view of the stage whilst sat down but after the meal some tables will be moved back so you can see the stage from the side of the balcony giving an excellent viewing area.

Early bird around the bar main area seat with a 3 course meal.
These are good viewing seats to view the stage.

Early bird ticket for the main area seat with a 3 course meal.
These are some of the very best viewing seats, extremely close to the front on the dance floor.

(closest to the stage) This is an Early bird ticket for the main area at the very front of the stage and is for a seat with a 3 course meal and a glass of Champagne on arrival.
These are the very best viewing seats, extremely close to the front on the dance floor.
You can only buy 5 tickets at a time for these seats.

Duck Liver & Pork Paté
with caramelised red onion jam and toast

Main Course
Slow Cooked Beef Brisket
with Yorkshire pudding, selection of seasonal vegetables and red wine gravy

Rich Chocolate Tart
with raspberry sauce

Food Allergies, Intolerances & Dietary Requirements: If you would like to know more information on what ingredients we use or how our delicious meals are crafted then please don’t hesitate to ask your events co-ordinator. If you have any dietary requirements, please contact the event organiser. (If you would like a vegan option etc please send an email to the address at the bottom of the screen along with your ticket number etc for us to organise something yummy for you)

These ticket allow entry to the event and the after party at The Alb. All money raised after expenses will be donated to PAPYRUS (prevention of young Suicide)

John Hitchin