Charity Dinner Raises Massive Funds For MacMillan
Tom Quirk the charity fundraising manager for the south east with Michael Worger Ritchie managing director of Teamwork Professionals who organised the event on behalf of the manufacturers
Friday, 18, Jan 2019 12:33
By William Coleman
A lot of caravan parks, sites, dealers and manufacturers throughout the UK do tons to help raise funds for many different charities and organisations. From conservation to helping locals schools and hospitals the charity work never seems to stop, which is great. Following a gala dinner at the annual Holiday Caravan and Park Home Show in September raised a remarkable £22,246 for MacMillan Cancer Support.
MacMillan is a very worthwhile charity as the care they provide helps so many people throughout the UK during times of extreme hardship to help make life a lot easier and support the families of cancer sufferers.
So to help MacMillan continue with their work and initiative was put together by three of the manufacturers at the show - ABI UK, Carnaby Caravans and the Swift Group.
As well as the three above 4 other manufacturers through their hat in the ring to make sure the evening was a blistering success, Atlas Leisure Homes, Pathfinder Homes, Prestige Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes and Stately Albion - and generously sponsored by Bankside Patterson, Belfield Furnishings, Dale Leisure Supplies, Eltherington Group, Leisuredays, MKM Leisure Division with MKM Building Supplies, and Morco Products.
In addition the Mayfield Group provided prizes for the grand draw which included a £500 voucher towards a break at the renowned Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa in New Milton, Hampshire.
The evening was attended by 300 guests, who most of which are from holiday and residential parks across the south of England. The event was held at the National Motor Museum guest enjoyed a drinks reception before moving into into the Brabazon restaurant for a sumptuous three-course meal.
The fun did not stop there, guests were entertained by performances from three outstanding magicians. The evening concluded with a hugely entertaining presentation by the brilliant ventriloquist, Nina Conti.
Macmillan Cancer Support described the donation as "absolutely fantastic" and said it would all be used to help people living with cancer and their families to receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. For example, it requires £21,510 to fund a Macmillan nurse for nine months.
The photo shows Tom Quirk (left), the charity's fundraising manager for the south-east, with Michael Worger-Ritchie, managing director of Teamwork Professionals, who organised the event on behalf of the manufacturers.