Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Charitable Trust Fire and Ice Ball raises £18,000 for St Michael’s Hospice
PUBLISHED: 14:22 02 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:30 02 January 2015
Last November, the Harrison Clark Rickerbys Charitable Trust organised an extravagant ball with the theme of ‘Fire & Ice’ to raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford.
On arrival, Circo Inferno from Falmouth swung and juggled fire before the partygoers were welcomed by Snow Queens. Ross-on-Wye’s X-entricity Theatre Group, in the guise of Ice men and Fire people, helped set the scene as guests walked up the snow covered path at The Chase Hotel, before entering a snow-clad ice bar for chilled champagne.
The ‘Fire and Ice’ theme followed through with each table setting receiving complimentary, miniature orange-marmalade vodka from Chase Distillery. The rooms and tables were dressed courtesy of Prestige Events, who have supported St Michael’s Hospice events on a number of occasions. Through the evening there were games, singing waiters, a raffle, music and auction, with everyone entering into the spirit of the night.
Guests also dug deep for the Harrison Clark Rickerbys Charitable Trust’s chosen charity, St Michael’s Hospice; The ‘Fire & Ice’ ball raised over £18,000 for St Michael’s which will enable the Hospice to completely furnish a whole suite of 4 new In-Patient bedrooms, which are now nearing completion.
Elizabeth Morawiecka, Partnership Development for St Michael’s, said; “The staff at Harrison Clark Rickerbys really gave so much thought and attention to detail, so that everyone had a truly fabulous evening. The generosity of the sponsors and all the local companies who gave products, or services, to ensure that all profits on the night went to St Michael’s, shows the importance of the Hospice to so many people right across Herefordshire and how well respected Harrison Clark Rickerbys are in the County. Every pound raised will make such a difference to the facilities and comfort we can offer patients in our new building. We feel privileged that Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Charitable Trust chose to support St Michael’s at such an important time for the Hospice.”
Matt Hayes, head of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Hereford office, said: “We are delighted to have had such fantastic feedback on such a memorable evening and to have been able to raise so much money for such a wonderful local cause. The generosity shown throughout the organisation of this event and during the evening was overwhelming. It really did show the enormous support the local community has for St Michael’s.”