The busiest, biggest and best year yet for GM Fundraising closed on a high at the end of October, as 300 plus supporters attended the Witches & Wizards Gala Dinner in Stratford-upon-Avon. The event was a resounding success, raising over £41,000 for Hope House Children’s Hospices.
“It has to be said that 2016 has certainly been a very busy year for GM Fundraising and all its supporters, and the Witches & Wizards dinner was the perfect end,” says Gary Morton, chairman of GM Fundraising. “Being Halloween weekend, we went all out on the theme and the guests embraced it too with an amazing turnout of costumes – including a whole patch of Mila pumpkins! Count Magicular, zombie buskers, devils, and ‘Dobby the House Elf’ provided entertainment throughout the evening, as the witches and wizards danced long in to the night.
“For once, the auction was probably the highlight of the night. We drafted in the incredibly entertaining Jonny Gould to run it and thanks to his lively banter and the generosity of the guests, we raised an incredible total of £41,550 – the most, per head, we have ever raised from any dinner we have hosted. As always, the proceeds go directly to Hope House Children’s Hospices to help them support children diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
“Thank you to all those that contributed to the dinner and everyone that attended, from myself and the GM Fundraising committee – from now on to be known as ‘The Addams Family’!”