THE world's largest James Bond fan club is hosting their annual star-studded gala at Manchester Airport.

Guests can expect to rub shoulders with their favourite stars from 007 films.

They include Luciana Paluzzi, who stirred and shook Thunderball viewers as flame-haired villainess Fiona Volpe, and Hollywood’s greatest stuntman, the Academy Award-winning Vic Armstrong.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 18 during a black-tie dinner served beneath Concorde.

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Guests will be able to tour the inside of the iconic aircraft and get up close to many other instantly recognisable 007 vehicles.

A charity auction will feature many exclusive items of Bond memorabilia before guests get to party the night away on the dance floor.

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007GB, a passionate community of James Bond fans, has a history of hosting successful events that celebrate the legacy of the iconic spy.

This gala promises to be the grandest yet, raising funds for the international charity UNICEF.

007GB has partnered with UNICEF to support their mission of ensuring the wellbeing of children worldwide.

All proceeds from the gala will go directly to UNICEF, contributing to their efforts in providing education, healthcare, and protection to children in need.

In the past year alone, 007GB's charitable initiatives have resulted in raising more than £25,000.

This year, the stakes are higher as the club sets its sights on doubling that impressive sum.

The gala event will bring together James Bond enthusiasts and philanthropists alike, creating an opportunity for guests to make a meaningful contribution to the betterment of children's lives.

Phil Dewhurst, 007GB president, said: "We are thrilled to host this spectacular event.

“As the world's largest James Bond fan club, 007GB is dedicated not only to celebrating the iconic franchise but also to making a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

“We have partnered with UNICEF because Sir Roger Moore was a tireless goodwill ambassador for the charity.

“We want to do whatever we can to continue his life-changing work.

“By the end of this year, we will have raised enough to pay for 284,000 tuberculosis immunisations, 45,000 HIV tests for pregnant women, 320,000 polio vaccinations or 168k lifesaving rehydration salts.”

007GB has more than 500 members worldwide, spanning the UK, USA, Europe and includes members as far afield as Japan and Australia.

The club provides members with exclusive content related to James Bond, an annual magazine, a dedicated website, and a range of international events to allow members to share their love for 007 whilst also raising funds for UNICEF.

Tickets for the gala event start from £199 per person and can be booked at