Charity lunch raises more than £4,000

Published on: 30 May 2017


DOWNEND ladies proved they're big hearted after a charity event raised a whopping £4,000.

Ladies in and around the area gathered at the Bristol Harbour Hotel in Corn Street for a lunch to raise money for a bus to enable underprivileged children to enjoy days out.

The event was organised by Tracy Hook, Jan St George and Julie Houselander to raise funds on behalf of Variety charity Ambassador and Downend resident Dave Hook.

A total of 123 lovely ladies attended and enjoyed an afternoon of food, fun and entertainment, raising a grand total of £4,107.90.

The event, which was compered by Variety PRO Mark Owen, included stalls, a raffle, auction and entertainment from Jon Clare.

Businesses from the area played a sterling role, with Surecar of Fishponds sponsoring the complimentary drinks, Botteginos donating a generous raffle prize and Bunch Florists in Staple Hill giving a beautiful bouquet.

Further help also came from Westbury Inks of Staple Hill, Bristol Gas Supplies, Swinton Insurance and Bundy & Bond estate agents.

There was even support from celebrity Eddie Large who will meet and sign his book at an event later this month for one of the lucky auction winners.

A signed, framed album by Rod Stewart, donated by Dave Hook, also helped to boost funds.

Tracy Hook said: "I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who gave their time so generously to the charity and to all the ladies who attended and supported the day.

"We could not do it without you, so thank you to you all."


Photos courtesy of Adrian Barry


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