Mayor’s motown night success
The Mayor of Preston put on his dancing shoes for an amazing night of motown which raised more than £2,500 for St Catherine’s Hospice.
Coun Nick Pomfret and his wife Barbara hosted the event at Deepdale Club which welcomed fantastic motown singer T-Kay.
The sell-out event attracted more than 180 guests who danced the night away whilst raising funds for St Catherine’s Hospice.
They also enjoyed a buffet supper courtesy of the catering team from the hospice and The Mill – St Catherine’s new café which opens in the grounds on November 24th. The food was generously donated by James Hall and Company – the Lancashire firm which is the wholesaler and distributor for Spar convenience stores.
In total the event raised an incredible £2,587 which will help fund the specialised care of St Catherine’s Hospice for people affected by life-shortening illnesses in Central Lancashire.
Coun Pomfret is fundraising for the charity throughout his term in office. In September he and Barbara completed the sponsored Morecambe Bay walk for the hospice, and in February they will host a charity quiz night. They will round off an action-packed year with the Mayor’s Charity Ball in March.
He thanked everyone who had supported the motown night and made it such a great success.
“There was a brilliant atmosphere on the night as people came together for some great entertainment in the name of a fantastic local cause,” Coun Pomfret said.
“We’re delighted with the total amount raised. We have seen first-hand the difference these funds make to people during visits to the hospice, and we’re so pleased to be able to do our bit to help.
“We’re now looking forward to our next big event next year. In the meantime we will be supporting the many exciting things the hospice has coming up in the coming weeks – including the opening of The Mill Café and community hub on November 24th, their Light Up A Life campaign and the Christmas Festival and Santa Dash on December 6th and 7th.”
For more information about forthcoming hospice events and campaigns visit www.stcatherines.co.uk or call 01772 629171.
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