A1 Stairlifts & Powerhouse Media give boost to hospice
A donation of over £820 was recently presented to Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice by Simon Harrison and Kevin McGrann of A1 Stairlifts & Powerhouse Media respectively.
The funds were raised at two events. First, a Charity Black Tie Ball organised by Simon & Vicki Harrison of A1 Stairlifts at Cougar Park on 1 November 2013. The full house in attendance at the event were entertained by Portuguese singing sensation Bruno Mariano who had been specially flown in from Portugal for the evening at the request of Vicki. The couple organised the event to raise monies for both Manorlands and the Reverse Retts charity and all monies made on the evening were split between the two charities. Kevin McGrann was the MC for the evening and assisted with the raffle and the auction to boost the monies raised for the charities.
Further monies were raised for Manorlands at the Powerhouse Events Christmas Party held in the Ballroom at the Rendez Vous Hotel in December which was attended by over 200 people from local businesses. Kevin McGrann donated a weeks stay in accommodation in Cannes as a raffle prize at the event which Ben Clarke of A1 Stairlifts won. However, Simon Harrison of A1 Stairlifts and his partners Danny Normington & Bob Dunne offered Ben £300 for the prize and then offered the prize back out for auction on the evening which was purchased by Neil Cullen of Keighley Cougars. The proceeds of such auction, as a result of the collaboration of A1 Stairlifts, Powerhouse Media and Keighley Cougars, have now been received by Manorlands.
Andrew Wood, Sue Ryder Regional Fundraiser for Keighley accepted the funds and thanked the two Keighley businessmen for their support. He added, “This is one of many successful fundraisers of late boosted by the involvement of A1 Stairlifts and Powerhouse Media, however I’d also like to give a special thank you to Vicki Harrison who worked very hard to make the Charity Ball an event which everyone enjoyed and which raised so much for two very worthy causes.”
Furthermore, Jayne Helliwell of Powerhouse Media also raised £51 for Manorlands by baking a cake and raffling this off at work for Valentines Day. A picture of the winning raffle ticket holder Donna Isherwood with her cake is shown.