Party venue raises char­ity cash with Weavers night

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS SME BUSINESS TIPS -

A WED­DING venue in Rush­ton Spencer has raised al­most £2,000 for char­ity.

Heaton House Farm, which has raised more than £500,000 for char­i­ties over the past 20 years, raised £1,745 for the Mid­lands Air Am­bu­lance with a char­ity con­cert.

More than 200 guests en­joyed a per­for­mance from The Houghton Weavers, the same band which played for the farm’s first ever char­ity event in 1996.

Sarah Heath, who is mar­ket­ing man­ager for the busi­ness owned by her par­ents Mick and Mar­garet, said: “We had guests queu­ing at the door even be­fore we opened them at 7pm.

“They were clearly ea­ger to get a good spot to see the amaz­ing Houghton Weavers per­form once again!”

Along with The Houghton Weavers, the evening fea­tured a prize raf­fle and an auc­tion.

Sarah added: “We’re ab­so­lutely thrilled with how much we’ve been able to raise once again.

“So many lo­cal com­pa­nies do­nated prizes and con­trib­uted to the night, and we couldn’t be more grate­ful for their sup­port.

“It was such a won­der­ful evening to re­unite with old friends, dance along with The Houghton Weavers, and raise money for such a good cause.”

The Mid­lands Air Am­bu­lance has been called out to Heaton House Farm on two sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions in the last 20 years, so it’s a char­ity close to owner Mick Heath’s heart.

Dur­ing the event, he ex­plained how it costs them £1,600 to at­tend an in­ci­dent, and ex­plained this was why he wanted to give back.

The fi­nal amount raised for the 20th an­niver­sary event is still be­ing cal­cu­lated as do­na­tions are con­tin­u­ing to come in.

Mick and Mar­garet Heath with the money raised for Mid­lands Air Am­bu­lance

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