Woodlands Hospice hosted a Supper Night Event at The Park Hotel in Netherton on Thursday 5th October. The evening was attended by many Woodlands Supporters and volunteers who enjoyed the company of good friends, a two-course meal along with entertainment from a special guest speaker.
The evening’s guest speaker, Carole Codd, was a Registrar at Liverpool Registry Office and was one of the first women to claim the title ‘Superintendent Registrar’, since the 1800’s. Carole, who has been involved in many aspects of people’s lives, shared some wonderful and insightful stories with the guests in her talk titled ‘Confessions of a Registrar.’
We were also delighted to have the support of two representatives from Barclays Bank, who assisted during the evening, selling raffle tickets for the various goodies and prizes on offer during the evening. They also promoted our ’50 Words for Woodlands’ cards, giving guests the opportunity to ‘buy a word’ for a chance of winning a £30 cash prize. The event was match funded by Barclays, meaning for every pound raised during the event, Barclays matched it pound-for-pound, doubling the overall amount raised during the evening.
Paul and Joanne from Barclays helped during the evening
The event was only the second one of its kind for the Hospice, organised by our Corporate and Community Manager, Christine Peach and our Corporate and Community Officer, Kay Frame. Christine, was delighted with how the event turned out commenting,
“The event was a great success. It was lovely to see old friends coming together as well as new friendships forming throughout the course of the evening. Guests particularly enjoyed our guest speaker, Carole Codd and we were delighted to have the support of Barclays staff Joanne and Paul on the night, who really helped to create a buzz around our raffle draw.”
“The event has raised a total amount of £3000 for the Hospice and our services so we couldn’t be happier with the outcome and look forward to our next event which is a Ladies Lunch in November!”