Danielle West organised a charity fundraising evening with auction on Friday 14th June 2013 in memory of her friend Sam Wright. The event raised a wonderful £1,900 for CRY.
“On Friday 14th June 2013, Genting Club Riverlights Derby hosted a corporate charity fundraiser. Our 70 guests enjoyed a champagne reception on arrival, before being able to view and discuss the many fantastic auction prizes donated by local businesses.
I presented a short welcome speech followed by a wonderful speech about CRY from Paralympian, Olympic Torch Bearer and passionate CRY Supporter Leon Taylor. Guests were able to socialise and relax during a delicious three-course meal provided by the venue.
Silent Auction prizes included a tour of the Houses of Parliament, a VIP tour of the Red Bull Racing factory in Milton Keynes, signed Olympic Merchandise, and tickets to local attractions and events including Derby Theatre, Uttoxeter Racecourse and Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
The highest bidder of the night was Chris West, buying a bespoke painting by artist Tony Howell, for £525!
Overall it was a hugely successful evening, raising £1,900 for CRY, and is sure to be repeated in the future!”