Chamber’s North Wales Dinner raises £1730 for hospice
The West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce is celebrating raising over £1900 for a North Wales charity, St David’s Hospice.
The event was the Chamber’s first North Wales networking dinner since Covid and took place at the end of May at the stunning new Hilton Garden Inn Snowdonia, nestled in the mountains and forests of North Wales. Over 90 guests from the local business community enjoyed an evening of fine dining, entertainment and fundraising for the hospice.
Keri McKie, Gwynedd and Anglesey Area Fundraiser, gave a presentation about the palliative care and support provided by the hospice and said: “It was a huge honour for St David’s Hospice to be chosen as the charity for this prestigious event. Not only was there an incredible amount of money raised on the evening, but to be given the opportunity to speak about the work we do and the impact their corporate support has on the services we can provide is equally important to us. Thank you to everyone involved at West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce for such a warm welcome and a fantastic evening.”
The event was sponsored by Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association (RFCA) For Wales and the Ministry of Defence and Tony Fish, Regional Employer Engagement Director (North Wales) at RFCA For Wales, spoke to guests about the Armed Forces Covenant, which specifically works to ensure people who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
Debbie Bryce, Chief Executive Officer at West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce, was presented with the Bronze Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award, marking the Chamber’s support for the Armed Forces. She added: “What a brilliant night we have had! We are so pleased to be back hosting a dinner event in North Wales and it has been one of our best to date. The guests on the evening really made the event and there was an incredible atmosphere in the room. Thank you to Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association For Wales and the Ministry of Defence for sponsoring the event, without your support events like these would not be possible.”
“A huge thank you to all those that donated a prize to the raffle or took part on the evening, we have raised a great sum for an amazing charity. We are now looking forward to participating in St David’s Hospice’s Dragon Boat Race on 25th June to raise even more money!”
Top pic: Tony Fish (Regional Employer Engagement Director (North Wales) at RFCA For Wales), Debbie Bryce (Chief Executive Officer at West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce), Helen Nellist (Chair at West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce), Phill Jones ( President of West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce) and Lt Col Mark Powell.