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Charity 'night at the theatre' raises over £16,000 for care organisation

A special charity ball event held at Rudding Park Hotel has raised thousands of pounds for Harrogate Neighbours.

Charity 'night at the theatre' raises over £16,000 for care organisation An annual charity ball held at Rudding Park has raised a whopping £16,000 for a local care organisation. The Harrogate Neighbours ball was held on Friday 13th October at the luxury hotel with the theme ‘night at the theatre.’ The event was able to raise thousands through sponsorship, ticket sales and an auction with experiences donated by local businesses. The funds raised will be used to improve the outdoor sensory area at the newly formed Heath Lodge Community Haven care home in Boroughbridge. Additional money will go towards a large iPad for residents to access sensory activities proven to improve wellbeing. The is the sixth charity ball hosted by Harrogate Neighbours, held to not only fundraise but also raise awareness of the organisation and the services provided to older people living in the community. Sue Cawthray, CEO of Harrogate Neighbours, said:

“We’re on a mission to raise awareness of the care sector as a whole. We want to make sure it continues to provide the best possible care to older people now and in the future. “Our annual ball is only possible thanks to the generosity and support we receive from local business, who in turn are helping us to raise the profile of care. “Many of our services, including meals on wheels and activities are only possible thanks to the amazing local volunteers, and as always we are thankful to them for their continued commitment.”
150 guests enjoyed a ‘Night at the Theatre’ with entertainment from “Elton John”, live band the Downtowns and Harrogate Theatre Choir. Sponsors included Slingsby Gin, ISON Harrison, Andrew Bull Insurance, Pixel Builders, Razor Blue and Trusted Fire Inspections Local businesses including Rudding Park, Philip Barker, owner of HRH Group and Harrogate Town Football Club each donated experiences; from spa days to gin tasting to the heavily supported auction. To help support Harrogate Neighbours through volunteering, donating, fundraising, sponsoring an event or to join the team please visit www.hnha.co.uk or call 01423 888777.  Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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