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St Cuthbert’s Hospice annual Ladies Lunch has become a popular event attracting over 180 guests and this year has raised an incredible £10,000.

Held on Friday 22nd April the event at Ramside Hotel saw attendees listening to behind the scenes stories from speaker Colin Alderson, who after leaving Scarborough Technical College having qualified as a Chef, went onto become Head Pastry Chef for the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Entertainment was provided by Jamie Tinkler and a number of stalls from local businesses were on site for some retail therapy. The event was also attended by the current Miss County Durham, Rebecca Dobson.

She said: “St Cuthbert’s Hospice is a charity a close to my heart as they cared for my auntie in her final months. I love to support them in any way I can from donating clothes to their shops and holding my own regular fundraisers. This event was the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and help raise funds for a great cause.”

Jade McArdle Community & Events Manager said: “It was very fitting to have a royal themed talk from former Head Pastry Chef to the Royal Family in this Jubilee year. However, we are the ones feeling like we’re royalty after such a brilliant sum has been raised by ladies who attended. We never fail to be amazed by their generosity and determination to help us to keep on caring for all who need us. In addition, we’d like to extend our thanks to all who helped make the event run so smoothly including many of our wonderful volunteers.”

Ladies Lunch 22nd April 2022

“Every single penny raised will make a huge difference to the people who we care for. We’re often told by families that stay with us that the rooms are like hotel rooms and that their loved ones we cared for with such amazing compassion. That’s only possible thanks to the many people in our community who take part in our events or even hold their own.”

Jade McArdle Community and Events Manager

Save the Date!

Ladies Lunch returns on Friday 21st April 2023.

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