We are delighted to say that we've more than doubled our charity ball fundraising target, making £22,000 for two local hospices.
The event was organised to mark our 20th anniversary and took place at Casa in Brighouse on Saturday evening. We are so proud that these worthy causes - Kirkwood Hospice and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice - will receive an equal split of the money raised!
A total of 214 friends, family, suppliers, clients and business people from the property industry attended the ball. They were greeted with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner, dancing, casino tables and live music from musician Steven Heath.
Stephen, our managing director said: “The ball went really well, the atmosphere was great and the singer got everyone up dancing. We wanted to have a fantastic night for our 20th year in business. But more than that, we also set out to support causes that are really important for our town/region.
“Most people within West Yorkshire know someone who has been supported in some way by these hospices. Kirkwood Hospice is particularly close to me and my family — my wife’s nana passed away there five years ago, and my mum attends their weekly support sessions. She has made lots of friends and her confidence has skyrocketed since going there. In fact, she’d rather go to Kirkwood than have a holiday! What they do is genuinely incredible.”
Both charities care for local people and children living with life-limiting illnesses and provide support for their families and friends, free of charge.
Kate Leadbeater, Partnership Development Manager at Kirkwood Hospice said: “Kirkwood Hospice really is very lucky to have SB Homes as a supporter and we appreciate everything that they have done for us. Their generosity will make a huge difference to those in Kirklees who rely on our services.
“It’s also quite poignant that the firm chose to support us in its 20th year, just as we are celebrating our 30th year!”
Samantha Loucas, corporate fundraiser at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice added: “We are so grateful that SB Homes chose to support us — £22,000 is a fantastic achievement and we truly can’t thank them enough!”
The final total of over £22,000 was raised from a combination of ticket sales, sponsorship funds, donations, a live charity auction, a table fundraiser and silent auction organised by See It Now Sports. Lots included a diamond, catered chalet holiday in French Alps, signed Anthony Joshua shorts and a break to New York, to name a few!