ANNUAL LADIES’ CHRISTMAS PARTY RAISES THOUSANDS FOR HOSPICE
Nino’s Restaurant, Rawtenstall played host to over 170 of Rossendale’s Ladies last week for a Christmas Fundraiser all in aid of Rossendale Hospice.
The event was organised by the Special Events Committee, a group of fantastic volunteers who dedicated the past few months to liaising with local businesses to source spectacular donations to the auction and raffle which ultimately raised £19,127 on the day.
The festivities got off to a thought provoking start with Hazel Holland, who talked about her personal journey with cancer as a reminder of why the Hospice is such an important community service and why raising money for it is so vital.
Post lunch the fundraising began in earnest with compere Joe Casserley keeping up with the bidding frenzy for lots such as holidays in Tenerife and Wales, A Day at the Races, gym memberships from new gym, Thrive and a bespoke garden design from Simon Nuttall at NuttHutt.
One of the most sought after lots however were the VIP tickets to see Adele live at Hyde Park next year, kindly donated by Georgina Nuttall which went for a whopping £2100!
Guests were rewarded for their generosity with music from Callum Spencer and an afternoon of table service from the staff at Ninos.
Clare Richards, Head of Fundraising said “This event is always a great success thanks to the support of the ladies of the Special Events Committee and the local businesses who so graciously donate high value items to raise money for the Hospice. A special thanks to supporting businesses such as CFH Design who provided design and print materials, which allows for more funds to go directly on funding patient services. A huge thanks to the ladies for attending this event and helping raise so much money which will allow us to continue to make such a positive difference to people’s lives.”
Our Special Events Committee (LtoR)– Sarah Makin, Danielle Harrison, Rachel Hall, Louise Smith, Mel Fourie