Translate
   Accessibility 
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Government advice, NHS advice and hospice updates
READ THE LATEST INFORMATION

Long Awaited Celebration

The second Alice House Hospice Celebration Dinner took place at Wynyard Hall on 18 March 2022, after two long years in the making.

The first of these events took place shortly before the start of the pandemic and following its success, a second dinner was quickly booked for late 2020.

Out of necessity and ongoing restrictions, this event was postponed a number of times before finally going ahead and raising over £11,000 for Alice House.

As before, the night was organised with the help of Hartlepool businesses and Hospice partners Orangebox Training and Property Webmasters. Around one hundred guests attended the prestigious venue for a night of fundraising, fine dining and first-class entertainment.

Guests were treated to a drinks reception with live music from singer songwriter Lee Maddison, before being seated for a three course dinner. Throughout the night, people were astonished and delighted by close-up magic from the incredible Paul Lytton before making way for headline band The Fallen, who packed the dancefloor whilst delivering two sets of high energy rock and pop covers from the ‘60s to the present day.

Image: Live entertainment from The Fallen

Also in attendance were staff from Santander in Hartlepool, who volunteered their time to help run the raffle and auction and raised £2,000 towards the event total via the bank’s Matched Funding scheme.

The dinner was compered by Orangebox CEO Simon Corbett, who also warmed up the audience and oversaw the night’s fundraising activities. Property Webmasters designed and produced all of the event’s branding and stationery.

A first for this event was a motor racing challenge using a Virtual Reality racing simulator, in which guests took part in a fastest lap competition with the winner taking a Formula 1 style magnum of Prosecco. This was organised by NEVRlabs, the Hospice’s gaming and technology centre, which also raises money for patient care.

“It was great to be back at Wynyard for such a lovely evening with so many generous supporters, after such a long time. Thanks to Orangebox and Property Webmasters for their kindness and to everyone who came – hopefully we’ll see you again at the next one.”

Julie Hildreth, Fundraising Senior Manager
  • Registered charity No. 510824
  • Company No. 1525658
  • © Alice House Hospice 2022

Hartlepool Hospice Ltd (known locally as Alice House Hospice and formerly Hartlepool & District Hospice)
Registered office: Alice House, Wells Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 9DA.