A ‘Great Gatsby’ themed Ball organised by St John’s Hospice, raised more than £9,000 for the charity.
The fundraising evening, which took place on 25th March at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, welcomed more than 110 guests from across Lancashire and the South Lakes who were encouraged to enjoy the 1920’s atmosphere and bid on some fantastic prizes, one prize of which was donated by us here at The Fizzy Tarté! We donated two tickets to enjoy our Ultimate Afternoon Tea Indulgence!
The evening commenced with a drinks reception, hosted by volunteer, Simon Thomas, with ingredients supplied by McClure’s & Morrison’s.
Guests were treated to ‘1920’s magic’, by a ‘Laurel and Hardy’ duo, following a gourmet dinner where guests were treated to smoked salmon mousse, beef and a selection of desserts.
The auction and raffle saw guests giving generously, with all donations match funded by charity partners, Yorkshire Bank and Barclays colleagues. Amongst the prizes on offer was Afternoon Tea at for two The Fizzy Tarté, a bespoke piece of Rachel Galley jewellery donated by Wave Jewellery, a signed Manchester United shirt, dinner for two at Tweedies Bar, lunch for two at Hipping Hall, and a luxury hair treatment by Windermere-based stylist, Louise Dobie.
“We are thrilled that the ‘Great Gatsby’ Ball has generated such a fantastic level of support and funds!” said community fundraiser, Jill Santamera.
St. John’s Hospice has been supporting patients, families and the wider community in North Lancashire and the South Lakes since 1986. Serving a population of over 250,000 people, they are specialists in palliative care for a wide range of life limiting conditions. Many people think that they only look after cancer patients, but there is much more to St John’s Hospice than that. The day hospice has one of the highest rates of non-cancer patients in the country.
Their Hospice at Home team offer support to patients in their home. In conjunction with Marie Curie, they are the only hospice in the North West that offer an “at home” service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They make more than 12,000 home visits a year. These wonderful services, and the many more that they offer, are only possible because of their supporters. They are not part of the NHS; they are a local charity.
If you would like to hear more information regarding St John’s Hospice, please visit www.sjhospice.org.uk