Huddersfield-based charity Kirkwood Hospice is set to top off its 30th year with a glittering Christmas Extravaganza party attended by over 200 people.
The ball is just one of many in a series of celebrations throughout 2017. Taking place at The Woodman Inn on Friday 8th December, the charity is hoping to raise over £20,000.
Other events so far this year have included Sarah, The Duchess of York, unveiling a special plaque to commemorate the anniversary back in June. Plus, within the same month, the hospice held The Sunshine & Serenity Festival — a week-long creative and educational event at the University of Huddersfield.
It’s also been a record-smashing year for three of the hospice’s regular fundraisers, including the Midnight Memory Walk, Colour Rush and Trail Run events.
Attendees of the Kirkwood Extravaganza will be served a drinks reception, followed by a four-course meal, an auction, an array of entertainment and a DJ.
Kirkwood Hospice is now calling for local people and businesses to support the event by taking up sponsorship packages and offering auction lots.
Prizes so far include the ‘Chef’s Table Experience’ at The Woodman Inn for 16 people and a night’s stay at 45 Park Lane in London.
Kate Leadbeater, partnership development manager at Kirkwood Hospice said: “We wanted to do something truly special to mark three decades. We’ve held lots of amazing events throughout our 30th year, and this one will be another real celebration just before Christmas, where people can let their hair down and thoroughly enjoy themselves.
“We’ve got a few surprises up our sleeves too — we can’t wait to see our guests’ faces!”
Christmas Extravaganza ball tickets are priced at £95 per person, which includes a four-course gourmet meal. Sponsorship packages start from £150. Anyone who wishes to buy a ticket, become a sponsor or offer an auction prize can contact Kate Leadbeater on 07764 165375 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can be purchased in tables of ten.
Kirkwood Hospice cares for local people living with life-limiting illnesses and offers support for their families and friends, free of charge. They must raise over £4 million each year to provide these services.