Manorlands' fundraising dinner raises £44,000

Centre Directors Lizzie Procter and Kate Bratt-Farrar

Manorlands Hospice is celebrating after another successful Beef and Beer Dinner, organised by the Manorlands Challenge Committee.

Held to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, the evening was a huge success with 241 guests digging deep to raise an amazing £44,000 on the night through ticket sales, a lucky dip raffle, quiz and auction.

The dinner took place on Thursday 9 November at the Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, and as in previous years guests enjoyed prime sirloin of beef donated by Dovecote Park near Pontefract, producers of finest British beef, and cask ales donated by Timothy Taylor & Co Ltd. 

This year’s guest speaker was the Right Revered James Jones KBE, former Bishop of Liverpool and chair of the Hillsborough Independent Panel Master of Ceremonies was Charles Dent, Chairman of Timothy Taylor’s; with an extremely successful auction conducted by professional auctioneer Richard Waring. 

Maintaining vital care for local people

Commenting on the evening, Head of Hospice Fundraising, Rachel Cunningham said: “We are once again delighted with the success of this dinner that has now become an important date on our fundraising calendar. The Manorlands Challenge Committee have raised almost £950,000 in their 13 year history, and we are so very grateful to them all for their generosity, energy and support.” 

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice provides incredible palliative care and support for people with life-limiting illnesses living in Craven, Airedale and Wharfedale, as well as central, northern and western areas of Bradford. To maintain its vital services the hospice needs to raise £2.1 million from voluntary donations every year.

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