QuoStar & Inspire Christmas Lunch raises £21,000 for four Dorset charities
December 6th, 2016
For the third year running we have teamed up with local professional services firm Inspire to host our annual Christmas Charity Lunch, and we are thrilled to say that thanks to the generous donations by local business people we have managed to raise £21,000 for charity – doubling what we raised at last year’s event!
This year the event was in aid of four local charities: Julia’s House, a children’s hospice bringing comfort and care to families across Dorset and Wiltshire; Lewis-Manning Hospice, a voluntary hospice in Poole which provides end-of-life care; MyTIME, a charity providing respite breaks for young carers; and the Wessex Cancer Trust, which provides support for anyone living with or affected by cancer across Hampshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
The total raised was a result of ticket sales, a raffle and the generous donations made during the charity auction, where high-ticket prizes such as a signed AFC Bournemouth football shirt and ball, a one week stay in a luxury Swiss ski chalet, and an Isle of Wight flying experience – donated by charities or local businesses – were up for grabs.
QuoStar’s Managing Director James Stelfox comments: “The lunch was a great success, and QuoStar and Inspire would like to thank all the local business people who attended and donated so generously. This is the third year we have run this event, and it’s great to see more people getting involved and higher levels of funds being raised year on year. It’s certainly a very enjoyable way to kick off the festive period, and we were pleased to be able to raise such a large amount in support of four local charities.”
Warren Munson, Managing Director of Inspire, added: “It’s been great to work with QuoStar once again to jointly host the charity Christmas lunch. To raise such a considerable amount of money through the generosity of local business owners and directors each year is a great achievement and it has been fantastic to be able to support four great charities as a result.”
Check out all the photographs from the Christmas Charity Lunch
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