Party venue raises charity cash with Weavers night
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