Steven Bell, owner of Chapters Hotel and Restaurant, has spoken of his delight at hitting the £100,000 jackpot since the launch of A Touch of Class 5 years ago.
A Touch of Class is the annual fundraising dinner in aid of the Holistic Cancer Care Centre. The event is hosted and sponsored by Steven Bell, together with brother Peter Bell of the house designer wear. This year’s sell-out event was held on Friday 8th October at Rockliffe Hall Hotel & Spa.
Steven and Peter would like to express their thanks for the sponsorship and support received from Glamal Engineering, Avenue Events, Better Brand Agency, Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Mercury Wealth Management, Lincoln Group, Court Homemakers, Gary Walsh Photography, Castle Print, The Flower Box, and Wildchilds.
Hosted by radio presenter Judie McCourt, the evening also saw a guest appearance by local actress and fellow patron Elizabeth Carling. The evening’s fun and entertainment included performances by Stephen Bayliss and Doctor Brown & The Groovecats, plus giant scalextric and racing simulators.
Among the special prizes on offer were a Fender Stratocaster signed by Kasabian, a private viewing of the Houses of Parliament, a Living Room performance by Alistair Griffin, an MFC mascot experience and hotel stays at Turnberry and in the Austrian Tyrol. Guest auctioneer, Richard Storry, from Lithgow Sons & Partners, got the fundraising into full swing, achieving a fabulous result for the charity.
The Touch of Class events have been organised by Sarah Carter of Avenue Events, who is keen to support the charity having been diagnosed with a brain tumour 7 years ago. Steven Bell, Patron of the charity said: “I would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s event and particular thanks go to the sponsors and all those who kindly donated prizes.”
“It was a fantastic evening and we are thrilled to have raised so much money for the charity.”
Using therapies that complement orthodox cancer treatments, The Holistic Cancer Care Centre supports patients through the physical side effects and emotional roller coaster that experiencing a cancer diagnosis brings. Lynne Gray, Deputy Manager at the Holistic Cancer Care Centre, said: “All the efforts to make A Touch of Class such a success are very much appreciated. To have raised £100,000 over five years is a tremendous achievement, even more so in the current economic climate”.
To view and purchase photos from the night, please visit www.garywalsh.co.uk.
For further information regarding A Touch of Class, contact Sarah Carter at Avenue Events on 01642 724855.
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