No ques­tion on get­ting in­volved

Busi­nesses band to­gether for sport themed fundraiser

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUSINESS NEWS - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

LO­CAL busi­nesses have joined forces to launch a new char­ity event.

A group of high pro­file lo­cal in­di­vid­u­als joined to­gether at Wy­combe Wan­der­ers Foot­ball Club on Tues­day, July 5 to launch a lo­cal char­ity’s brand new sports-themed cor­po­rate hospi­tal­ity event.

Ren­nie Grove Hos­pice Care’s in­au­gu­ral Buckinghamshire Ques­tion of Sport Char­ity Din­ner will take place at Wy­combe Wan­der­ers FC on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 3 – and its in­flu­en­tial event com­mit­tee posed for pho­tos with sports props to pro­mote it.

The com­mit­tee com­prises busi­ness lead­ers with a broad range of ex­pe­ri­ence in­clud­ing Ben Brock­lesby from Ori­gin Global, the head­line spon­sors of the event, Chris Ban­tock from BeSeen Mar­ket­ing, Damian Irvine from Wy­combe Wan­der­ers, Jackie Ray from Blaser Mills So­lic­i­tors, Micky Cal­cott from The Win­dow Film Com­pany, chair­man of Chiltern District Coun­cil Coun­cil­lor Mimi Harker OBE, Richard Berry from Syt­ner BMW and Tony Col­bourne from Luker Rowe.

Plan­ning for the event is gain­ing mo­men­tum un­der the ex­pert guid­ance of the com­mit­tee. It is fo­cussed on cre­at­ing an ex­cit­ing evening of cor­po­rate hospi­tal­ity which they hope will be­come a suc­cess­ful an­nual fundraiser for Ren­nie Grove.

Head of fundrais­ing for Ren­nie Grove in Bucks Jo Turner said: “We are thrilled to have such prom­i­nent peo­ple rep­re­sent­ing some re­ally pres­ti­gious com­pa­nies on the event com­mit­tee.

“Their con­tacts alone are prov­ing in­valu­able in terms of ticket sales and se­cur­ing high value raf­fle prizes

and money-can’t-buy ex­pe­ri­ences for our char­ity auc­tions on the night.”

Hosted by Sky Sports and pre­mier league reporter Alan Parry, the evening will in­clude a cock­tail re­cep­tion, three-course din­ner with wine and a fully in­ter­ac­tive sports quiz fol­lowed by a silent auc­tion, main auc­tion and grand prize raf­fle.

The Ques­tion of Sport model has been suc­cess­ful for Ren­nie Grove in Herts and the char­ity is now work­ing to repli­cate its suc­cess in Bucks where an in­crease in fundrais­ing is now ur­gently needed.

Ms Turner added: “There is grow­ing de­mand for our 24/7 re­spon­sive ser­vice in pa­tients’ homes and new events like this will be cru­cial in our ef­forts to meet that need.”

Ren­nie Grove and the com­mit­tee are aim­ing to raise enough to fund an ad­di­tional Hos­pice at Home Nurse for a year as part of the char­ity’s plans to meet ever-in­creas­ing de­mand for its unique ser­vice for pa­tients and fam­i­lies af­fected by can­cer and other life-lim­it­ing ill­ness. For more in­for­ma­tion or to buy tick­ets or do­nate auc­tion prizes call 01442 890 222 or email cor­po­rate@ ren­niegrove.org.

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