CHARITY GALA EVENING SMASHES FUNDRAISING TARGET FOR PILGRIMS HOSPICE APPEAL
Posted on 21.10.2015
The Discovery Park Charity Ball was a night to remember with more than £39,000 raised for Thanet’s Pilgrims Hospice, exceeding the amount needed to achieve the target of funding a nurse for a year.
The glamourous evening, took place in The Gateway at Discovery Park on Friday, 16 October with 300 ticket holders treated to a champagne reception, four course dinner and entertainment courtesy of band, The Fabulous Rat Pack.
A charity auction had guests bidding for top prizes including boxing gloves signed by legendary super middleweight world champion, Joe Calzagne and an overnight stay at The Salutation in Sandwich, owned by Steph and Dom Parker, stars of Channel 4’s Gogglebox.
Some of the most popular bids on the night were the chance of a luxury week’s break in Ibiza and a stay at the Dorchester with dinner at The Ivy – arriving in style by chauffer driven Rolls Royce.
Many prizes were generously donated for the auction and raffle by tenants at Discovery Park and businesses in the local area, including Hornby, Morgan Jones and Albion House, Ramsgate.
Kimberley Anderson, Corporate Relations Manager said:
“Discovery Park is so proud that we succeeded in raising the funds we promised for Pilgrims Hospice.
“Their staff do so much to help patients and their families in the locality and I am delighted that we have been able to make our contribution to the amazing work they do.
“There is a great supportive spirit on this site and in the area and there was no clearer indication of that than this event – a huge thank you to all who got involved in the planning, bought a ticket, donated a prize, provided a service or put their hands in their pockets to support. We look forward to more events that can make a difference.”
Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager, Pilgrims Hospice, said:
“I was overwhelmed by the support from everyone involved in this fantastic event, which will do so much to support the work we do.
“The aim of the evening was to raise £39,000 to sponsor a Pilgrim’s Nurse for the year and the amount raised exceeded that. We can’t say thanks enough, both to the team at Discovery Park for organising the event, and all those who donated so generously.”