Penny Brohn UK raised more than £110,000 this weekend with over 800 people coming together for three incredible events.
The fundraising weekend kicked off on Friday 17 May with the charity’s annual Long Table Lunch where Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant, Peaches Golding OBE, was joined by Casualty star, Amanda Mealing and news presenter Alex Lovell for a three-course lunch and luxury auction.
The event saw Peaches Golding OBE receive the prestigious Jackie Collins Inspirational Woman Award, recognising her commitment to supporting the Bristol community and her own experience of living with cancer.
On Saturday 18 May, guests were treated to a practically perfect Afternoon Tea in a beautiful marquee in the stunning gardens at Penny Brohn UK’s National Centre in Pill. The Mary Poppins themed event was a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious afternoon of tea, cakes and lots of fun.
The fantastic fundraising weekend culminated with two of Bristol’s finest acts coming together for one night only. The crowds laughed until their sides ached to stand up performances from favourite comedian Mark Olver and his friends; then they danced the night away to pop legends Doreen Doreen and singer-song writer Spencer Flay.
Emma Gilmore, Head of Community and Challenge Events at Penny Brohn UK said: “Our fundraising weekend has been the most successful that we have organised. A huge thank you to everyone who helped put the events together and the amazing people who attended and were so generous with their support. All the money raised will help us to support more people living with cancer to live as well as possible for as long as possible.”
Thank you to Lumosia for the photography at Long Table Lunch www.lumosia.co.uk.