Hospice in the Weald is going for gold

Hospice in the Weald is going for gold

Double Olympic gold winner Dame Kelly Holmes has been unveiled as the very special guest at Hospice in the Weald’s 2012 black-tie corporate dinner.

‘The Torchlight Dinner’ will be taking place on Friday 24 February 2012 in the sumptuous surroundings of Hever Castle.

Dame Kelly is a local girl, born in Pembury and brought up in Tonbridge: she has been a keen supporter of Hospice in the Weald for a number of years.

“We are delighted that Dame Kelly has agreed to support The Torchlight Dinner and we know that local business people will be really interested to hear what she’s got to say in Olympic year,” says Rachel Holweger, Fundraising Director at Hospice in the Weald. “Next year is a very busy one for her and we appreciate that her time is precious. She’s been a great supporter of Hospice in the Weald over the years and has come to our help again.”

The Torchlight Dinner follows the success of Hospice in the Weald’s very first black-tie corporate dinner – Red8 – which took place in February this year and raised more than £20,000 for the charity.

The dinner is being held in association with The Marketing Eye and boasts a packed programme of entertainment, including a professional MC and an auction with some amazing prizes.

The Tunbridge Wells branch of Handelsbanken has already signed-up as a key sponsor for the event but Hospice in the Weald is currently on the look-out for additional corporate sponsors to support The Torchlight Dinner.

“We would love to hear from any organisations which would like to support us and benefit from the wide ranging PR that this event will generate,” says Rachel. “We need to raise £5 million each year to keep our facilities open – and the local business community is extremely important to us.”

Tables of ten are available for £600 (or individual tickets at £65). For more information and details of sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rachel Holweger at Hospice in the Weald, tel: 01892 820536, or email: rachel.holweger@hospiceintheweald.org.uk