"We wanted to do something truly special to mark three decades. Weve held lots of amazing events throughout our 30th year, and this one will be another real celebration just before Christmas!"
Huddersfield-based charity Kirkwood Hospice is calling for businesses to help top off its 30th year by offering auction lots, taking up sponsorship packages and buying tables for its Christmas ball.
The party will be attended by over 200 local people and businesses and is just one of many in a series of celebrations throughout 2017.
Taking place at The Woodman Inn on Friday 8th December, the charity is hoping to raise over £20,000.
Other anniversary events so far this year have included Sarah, The Duchess of York, unveiling a special plaque to commemorate the anniversary back in June. Plus, within the same month, the hospice held The Sunshine & Serenity Festival — a week-long event at the University of Huddersfield, which aimed to challenge misconceptions about hospices in an original and fun way.
It’s also been a record-breaking year for three of the hospice’s regular fundraisers, including the Midnight Memory Walk, Colour Rush and Trail Run events.
Attendees of the Kirkwood Extravaganza will be served a drinks reception, followed by a four-course meal, an auction, an array of entertainment and a DJ.
Prizes so far include the ‘Chef’s Table Experience’ at The Woodman Inn for 16 people and a night’s stay at 45 Park Lane in London.
Kate Leadbeater, partnership development manager at Kirkwood Hospice said: “We wanted to do something truly special to mark three decades. We’ve held lots of amazing events throughout our 30th year, and this one will be another real celebration just before Christmas, where people can let their hair down and thoroughly enjoy themselves.
“We’ve got a few surprises up our sleeves too — we can’t wait to see our guests’ faces!”
Christmas Extravaganza ball tickets are priced at £95 per person, which include a four-course gourmet meal. Sponsorship packages start from £150. Anyone who wishes to buy a ticket, become a sponsor or offer an auction prize can contact Kate Leadbeater on 07764 165375 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can be purchased in tables of ten.
Kirkwood Hospice has been providing outstanding care for local people living with life-limiting illnesses in Kirklees since 1987. In the last 30 years, the hospice has supported over 25,000 patients, families and loved ones, free of charge. It costs around £7 million each year to offer these services and the hospice relies heavily on the generosity of the local community.