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£5k raised at lunch for hospital elderly care wards

October 18, 2018

The Countess Charity held a lunch in October to raise funds for the Memory Lane Project, which aims to make major enhancements to the elderly care wards at the Countess of Chester hospital.

The lunch was made possible by sponsors Jolliffe & Co LLP, Chester MediSpa and Brown Shipley. Bellinis were provided by the Botanist in Chester, catering by Horseradish and gift bags for everyone were provided by Owen Drew Candles.

The after lunch speaker was local fashion designer Matthew O‘Brien who has recently launched his flagship store on Eastgate Street.

Attendees also had the chance to enter a prize draw for a ceramic owl donated by artist Liz Ellis and take and take part in a raffle with prizes donated from the likes of Chester Racecourse, Furla Cheshire Oaks, Tanners Wine and Chester Arts Fair.

Hanna Clarke, events and corporate fundraising manager for the Countess Charity, said: “We are fortunate to have such fantastic local businesses supporting Chester’s local hospital Charity.

“The majority of people in Chester will pass through the Countess and to continue to provide more for our patients and staff corporate support and events like today’s Prestigious Ladies’ Lunch raising £5,000 for the Memory Lane Project are vital to allow us to continue to do so.”

Sarah Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of Jolliffe & Co LLP added; “It was a pleasure to be able to support the Countess Charity, nominated by our team at Jolliffes as our Charity of the Year. Everyone locally will need the Countess at some stage of our lives and we need the best caring and support facilities possible there. I hope that other companies and individuals get behind the Memory Lane Project. So many lives are affected by elderly care needs and dementia.”

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Jolliffe & Co LLP and guests at the lunch reception which raised £5,000 for The Countess Charity.  LtoR Back row: Chelsey Bayliss, Family & Matrimonial, Sally Patterson, Private Client, Rose Moss, Commercial Property, Faye Kelshaw, Private Client. Middle row: Caroline Blake, guest, McLintocks, Carlianne White, Litigation, Caroline Williams, guest, Flavell Wealth Management, Caroline Gardner, guest, Aviation Park Group Front row: Jane Harrad-Roberts, guest, Marketing PRojects, Michelle Mulville, Residential Conveyancing, Jane West, Commercial Property & Licensing,  Kerry Davies, Commercial Debt Recovery, Abi Smith, guest, Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Lynsey Jenkins, guest, McLintocks.

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