Our third annual Kirklees and Calderdale Charity Lunch (KACCL) has created an extra 35 places for this year’s event due to demand for tickets from the local business community.
This year’s event will take place on Thursday 6 December at Cedar Court Hotel in Huddersfield and our committee have upped the venue capacity to 300 seats. Tickets are priced at £50 per person for tables of 10 to 12 people.
Our charity Christmas lunch has become a popular event in the local business calendar with two local charities, Orange Box young people’s centre in Halifax, and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, based in Huddersfield, set to benefit from money raised on the day.
The team are hoping that the fundraising total will surpass last year’s £24,000, with money raised being split equally between the two charities.
The funds from KACCL will support The Orange Box Choir in Association with Square Chapel, Orange Box Rock School music workshops, and ‘Routes’ Youth Music Festival, which provides a platform for young musicians to showcase their talent on an open stage.
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice will use the funds to help with their continued services which benefit families across West Yorkshire and East Lancashire. The hospice supports families of children across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield who have a life-shortening condition.
Our event, which offers a great networking opportunity for local professionals, will follow the same format as the previous two years, with a prosecco reception, three course lunch and entertainment.
Last year’s event was attended by 265 people in the local business community who enjoyed a special performance from 16-year-old singer Callum Butterworth, Orange Box young people’s choir, and well-loved magician and performer John Danbury.
Steve Crowther, the new chair of the KACCL Committee and managing director at Crowther Accountants, said: “We’re really excited to be bringing back KACCL for the third year and are thrilled to have already sold the majority of tables. We urge anyone interested in attending to secure their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
“Orange Box and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice are two really important charities in our local area which play a key part in many local people’s lives. We can’t wait to bring the local business community together again to raise money for the brilliant services these two charities provide.”
The KACCL organising committee represents figures from local businesses across the region, which includes JR Group UK Ltd, Stafflex, Chadwick Lawrence, Faith PR, Eastwood & Partners, Brug Consultancy, Whimsical Events, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Hellomint, Cedar Court Hotels and Crowther Accountants.
For details on how to get involved in this year’s event or to purchase tickets please contact [email protected]
As our third event draws closer, the committee is busy planning what we hope to be one of the most spectacular events of the year.
But what makes our charity lunch so special, is the amount of money raised for our beneficiaries, enabling them to carry out the amazing work that they do in our area, and most importantly helping young people. Last year we raised a staggering £22,000 which was donated to Forget Me Not Childrens Hospice and Orangebox Young People’s Centre.
For the event to raise the money we do, we create opportunities for our guests, businesses and associates to donate. We do this in a variety of formats, our most popular method of raising additional funds is through an auction. Last year the auction contributed 26% of the total amount raised. It also adds a fun element to our event when there’s some competition in the room!
All auction prizes are donated prior and we rely heavily on our contacts to enable us to bring such exciting opportunities.
This year we are on the lookout for prizes. Do you have any unwanted gifts, maybe a trip somewhere that you can no longer attend?
We would be most grateful of any donation, as they say, every little helps! If you think you can help, please get in touch with us on [email protected]