Women in Property North West Annual Dinner support hospice
Professional Women from across the North West gathered at the Radisson Edwardian Blu Hotel in Manchester last week for the prestigious Women in Property North West Annual Dinner.
Over 200 guests from all areas of construction and the property industry arrived in style to a champagne reception and live music from the talented Violinist Amy Fields and guests were then seated in the elegant Halle Suite to enjoy dinner.
The evening was compered by Lesley Anderson QC of Kings Chambers with a warm welcome given from the branch Chairman, Sasha Wayne, Legal Counsel for The Mersey Gateway Crossings Board. Guests were then treated to the rousing speech from inspirational Key Note Speaker, Colette McKune the Group Deputy Chief Executive at ForViva who, in 2015, was awarded an MBE for her services to housing and the community.
Proceeds from the raffle, which was the largest to date, were donated to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Chester who provide specialist care and support to over 1500 people living with life limiting illnesses, and their families every year in Cheshire West and Chester and the Deeside area.
Sylvia Pearl, Head of Fundraising and Lottery at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd highlighted the need to raise over £7,000 every day in order to provide free care. She gave a heartfelt speech about the compassion and care that has helped so many people over the years. She also shared the Hospice’s plans to launch the £2.2 million From Silver to Gold Appeal that will double the size of the existing hospice, enabling them to extend and accommodate Day Therapy activities, including a new café and physiotherapy room, releasing much needed space in the existing building. She appealed to the guests to come forward with gifts in kind of supplies and items that will be required for the new build.
Sylvia said, “It was a wonderful evening and our thanks to all the guests that contributed to the raffle and have come forward to offer their support. I would urge any businesses wishing to get involved with the From Silver to Gold Appeal to contact me.”
Sasha Wayne added, “The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is such a worthy cause and we were delighted to be able to support them by raising our largest ever raffle to date. I am sure they will make good use of the funds raised.”