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A Race Night with a Difference – raising funds for Martin House Children’s Hospice

Posted: 29th Sep 2015 by Julia O'Connor

Hunter Gee Holroyd is holding its Annual Charity Event for local businesses on Friday 16 October 2015 in aid of Martin House Children’s Hospice based in Boston Spa, Wetherby.

The firm of Chartered Accountants host a charity event every year for local businesses to attend, which has raised over £52,000 over the years. This year’s event, to be held at the Monk Bar Hotel in York invites teams of 4 from local companies to join them for a fun evening of networking, racing and breakout team games. The event starts at 6pm with the first race scheduled for 7pm.

Hunter Gee Holroyd are inviting businesses to:

  •  Join us on the evening – the cost is £80 for a team of 4 which includes 1 team ticket for each race, a hot supper per person and a race card.
  •  Sponsor a race – £50 per race. Promote your business or a special event by sponsoring a race.
  •  Donate a raffle prize – in advance before the event, so it can be included on the raffle tickets and in promotional literature.
  •  Advertise in the race card which will be given to all teams on the evening. Prices from £25 per advert.

The event will include a supper, tombola and raffle with prizes generously donated by local companies. Donations already received include: Herbert Todd and Company, Middlethorpe Hall, Castle Howard, York Motor Sports Village, North York Moors Railway, Easingwold Golf Club and Grand Central Railway. All prize donations are gratefully received!

If you would like to book a team for the event please email: julia.o’ or click here to book online.

Nigel Atkinson, Director said: ‘‘This is a great opportunity for businesses to have a fun team night out, enjoy some informal networking with other local businesses and to raise money for a worthy local charity. We hope to raise more than £2000 this year, so please come along and join us on 16 October 2015.”

Brenda Peel, Martin House thanked everyone who supported the event in 2014. “We are so grateful for the ongoing support from Hunter Gee Holroyd. The money raised from the evening will go a long way towards caring for the children, young adults and families who need our care and support across the Yorkshire region.”

Martin House is a children’s hospice in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England. It provides care and support to families in which there is a child or children with a short life expectancy. Donations to the hospice provide family-led day-today care for children with life-limiting conditions. Care, such as symptom control, emergency care, respite care and terminal care, is provided at the hospice or the family home. Conditions treated include long term progressive disorders such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Batten’s Disease and Cystic Fibrosis, and sometimes cancer.