Herefordshire Society: Record-breaking fundraiser for RNCB in Hereford

PUBLISHED: 15:20 18 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:12 20 February 2013

Herefordshire Society: Record-breaking fundraiser for RNCB in Hereford

Herefordshire Society: Record-breaking fundraiser for RNCB in Hereford

The Hereford fundraising committee for The Royal National College for the Blind raised £40,000 at a dinner and whisky tasting staged by world expert and connoisseur of malt whisky, Helen Arthur, in the Sergeants' Mess at HQ Hereford Garrison

Fundraisers raise a glass (or three) to support RNC

The Hereford fundraising committee for The Royal National College for the Blind raised a record-breaking 40,000 at a dinner and whisky tasting staged by world expert and connoisseur of malt whisky, Helen Arthur, in the Sergeants Mess at HQ Hereford Garrison.

An auction and raffle run by Terry Court of Brightwells raised 8,500. With all of the food, whisky and auction prizes donated, proceeds were maximised to reach 40,000, the largest sum ever raised for RNC through a single event.

RNCs Principal, Geoff Draper, said: This incredible sum will go towards improving facilities within our Performing Arts and Media departments and create a studio theatre for performances that will be open to the public. With these improvements we aim to create a National Academy for Performing Arts for people who are blind or partially sighted.
The Colleges next big fundraiser is a Charity Golf Day at the RAC Club, Woodcote Park, Epsom on June 22.

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