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2016 Charity Event for Martin House Hospice

Posted: 19th Oct 2016 by Julia O'Connor Charity, Event
Charity Event for Martin House Hospice

Hunter Gee Holroyd 2016 Raises £5,800 for Martin House Hospice

Hunter Gee Holroyd, one of North Yorkshire’s leading chartered accountancy and business advisory firms, held its Annual Charity Event for local businesses on Friday 14 October 2016 in aid of Martin House Hospice.


Charity Event for Martin House Hospice

Hunter Gee Holroyd Chartered Accountants host a charity event every year for local businesses to attend, which has raised in excess of £60,000 over the years. This year’s event, ‘A Race Night with a Difference – The Return’ was a fun evening of racing with animal themed breakout team games, held at the Monk Bar Hotel in York.


Sponsorship from Local Companies

Many local businesses sponsored races including the Ardent “Purple Power Stakes”, Begbies Traynor “Up t’neck in it Stakes”, the HSBC “The World’s Local Race Stakes”, The Stephenson’s Estate Agents’ “Sold, Sold, Sold Stakes”, The Xero Cloud Accounting “The Future’s in the Cloud Stakes”. The highlight of the evening was the “HGH Directors and Managers Stakes”, filmed by Se7en Video Productions at Masham Farm Adventure and sponsored by Handelsbanken.


Teams earned points by betting on winning horses, taking part in team games such as Human Buckaroo, Animal Hoopla, a Porky Pig Drive and Rubbery Udderly in addition to completing animal themed quizzes.


Generous Support from Local Companies

Raffle and Silent Auction prizes were generously donated by local companies. These included Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, Castle Howard, North York Moors Railway, The Luxury Ice Cream Company, The Balloon Tree Farm Shop & Café, Andrew Pern (The Star Inn), Energi Trampoline Park, Browns Department Stores, The Web Adventure Park, York Cycling Tours, The Deep, PCS Plumbing Services and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.


£5,800 raised for Martin House Hospice

Nigel Atkinson, Director said: ‘‘Everyone enjoyed a fantastic evening of informal networking, team building and hopefully some race winnings!  Above all, we raised £5,800 for Martin House Children’s Hospice, a figure which we are delighted with. We would particularly like to thank Barclays for match funding of £2000 which helped us to reach the fantastic total. We would also like to thank Fusion Design and Fulprint Ltd for the Racecard production and Se7en Video Productions for filming the Hunter Gee Holroyd Managers and Directors Race which is available on our new channel at:



John Haigh from Martin House Hospice thanked everyone who supported the event. “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.”


Join us in 2017…

The 2017 event ‘A Team Night Out with a Difference’ – a fun teambuilding and networking event for local businesses, will take place on Friday 6th October 2017 at the Monk Bar Hotel in York from 6pm. Contact Julia O’Connor on 01904 655202 or email: for more information.


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.