KACCL 2016

Annual charity Christmas lunch makes its debut in Huddersfield

An annual charity Christmas lunch event that raises funds to support children and young adults across Wakefield is set to make its debut in Huddersfield this December.

The first Kirkleesand Calderdale Charity Lunch (KACCL) will take place at the Cedar Court Hotel on Thursday 15 December, and organisers are hoping to replicate the success of the Wakefield event, which was established in 2012.

Last year, the Wakefield Annual Charity Christmas Lunch (WACCL) raised around £28,000 to support activities for young people across the district, of which My Burns Club at Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital and Theatre Royal Wakefield’s Performance Academy were beneficiaries.

The inaugural Huddersfield lunch will be raising funds to support the activity at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, based at Russell House in Huddersfield. The hospice was hit by a devastating fire in January and lost £140,000 in funding.

This KACCL organising committee represents figures from local businesses including James Robinson Fibres Ltd, Chadwick Lawrence, Stafflex, TopicUK and Faith PR.

Gill Laidler of TopicUK said:

“We’re thrilled to be replicating the success of WACCL in Huddersfield for the first time this year, and I’m sure that our close-knit business community will get behind us to make sure that the Kirklees and Calderdale Charity Lunch is a success.”

Stefanie Hopkins of Faith PR added:

“The event will be a fantastic occasion to support fundraising for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and get them back on the road to recovery towards delivering the vital support they offer to young children and their families.”

Tickets for the event are priced at £50 per person, for tables of ten to 12 people. There will be a Champagne reception and a three course lunch from 12.30pm.

Details on how to purchase tickets will be featured in the next issue but if you’d like to find out more in the meantime, please contact [email protected]