250 guests enjoyed Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s 6th annual Question of Sport charity dinner set in the luxurious surroundings of Sopwell House, St Albans earlier this month.
Following a drinks reception amongst a dazzling array of quality raffle prizes and unique auction items, Mark Bunting, Group Director at headline sponsor Aitchison Raffety, welcomed guests. He explained how, in the past year, he and his colleagues have seen first-hand the compassion and dedication of Rennie Grove’s nurses. Mark also encouraged other businesses to work with the Rennie Grove team.
After a splendid 3-course dinner it was over to Sky Sports presenter, St Albans resident and long-time supporter of Rennie Grove, Geoff Shreeves who got the quiz underway.
Whilst the points were totted up Rennie Grove’s Director of Nursing, Sue Varvel spoke movingly about the charity’s children’s service and the care its nurses provide to babies and children who have life-limiting health conditions. She emphasises how the charity depended on fundraising events such as Question of Sport and thanked everyone for their generosity.
A lively auction followed with some of the outstanding items including a made-to-measure suit from Cerimonia, the chance to design your own piece of diamond jewellery thanks to Galio jewellers and a once in a lifetime chance to spend the day at the Sky Studios with the Soccer Saturday team.
A presentation to the worthy winners of the hotly contested quiz, Rennie Grove corporate patrons Mercer and Hole brought the evening to a close.
Final scores on the doors was a resounding victory for Rennie Grove with £43,000 raised for local adults and children.
Rennie Grove would like to thank the local businesses of St Albans for supporting the charity and making such a vital contribution to its work. Visit renniegrove.org/corporate for more information on corporate partnerships and events.