Herriot Hospice Homecare had a very successful fundraiser on May 8th at one of their Charity of the Year supporters which was the newly opened Black Bull at Moulton. The evening was supported and sponsored by 130 local people and business's, some who knew about the work the Charity does and many who didn't.
The Black Bull were great hosts, starting the evening with canapes and fizz, followed by a welcome speech by Dr Rosie Page, who is an advisor and volunteer for the Charity, welcoming guests and talking briefly about what support Herriot Hospice provides to terminally ill patients and their carers within their own homes.
The delicious 3 course meal was served in the beautiful Garden Room and during coffee Jim Wight, gave a very funny after dinner speech about his memories of his father Alf Wight, who is of course the author James Herriot and father of Rosie Page.
The culmination of the evening was the Auction and due to the generosity of donated auction prizes, bidders and the auctioneering talents of John Tennant, Herriot Hospice Homecare raised over £14,000, which is their most successful Auction to date.
Fundraising Manger, Christine Robinson commented that "without such amazing support from local people at events like this, plus our team of dedicated Volunteers, our Charity would not be able to support the people of Hambleton and Richmondshire with our free hospice at home services"
A huge thanks goes to Ian and Kate and all the staff at the Black Bull as they did an amazing job, playing a major part in the success of the evening...the food was exceptional, the service 1st class and they made us their Charity of the Year!